WO2018012627A1 - Air blowing apparatus and air conditioner - Google Patents

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WO2018012627A1
WO2018012627A1 PCT/JP2017/025784 JP2017025784W WO2018012627A1 WO 2018012627 A1 WO2018012627 A1 WO 2018012627A1 JP 2017025784 W JP2017025784 W JP 2017025784W WO 2018012627 A1 WO2018012627 A1 WO 2018012627A1
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智子 植木
洋香 濱田
井出 哲也
奨 越智
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61MDEVICES FOR INTRODUCING MEDIA INTO, OR ONTO, THE BODY; DEVICES FOR TRANSDUCING BODY MEDIA OR FOR TAKING MEDIA FROM THE BODY; DEVICES FOR PRODUCING OR ENDING SLEEP OR STUPOR
    • A61M11/00Sprayers or atomisers specially adapted for therapeutic purposes
    • A61M11/02Sprayers or atomisers specially adapted for therapeutic purposes operated by air or other gas pressure applied to the liquid or other product to be sprayed or atomised
    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F24HEATING; RANGES; VENTILATING
    • F24FAIR-CONDITIONING; AIR-HUMIDIFICATION; VENTILATION; USE OF AIR CURRENTS FOR SCREENING
    • F24F1/00Room units, e.g. separate or self-contained units or units receiving primary air from a central station or with supply of heating or cooling agents from a central station, such as those applied to air-treatment systems included in F24F3/00 and F24F5/00
    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F24HEATING; RANGES; VENTILATING
    • F24FAIR-CONDITIONING; AIR-HUMIDIFICATION; VENTILATION; USE OF AIR CURRENTS FOR SCREENING
    • F24F1/00Room units, e.g. separate or self-contained units or units receiving primary air from a central station or with supply of heating or cooling agents from a central station, such as those applied to air-treatment systems included in F24F3/00 and F24F5/00
    • F24F1/02Room units, e.g. separate or self-contained units or units receiving primary air from a central station or with supply of heating or cooling agents from a central station, such as those applied to air-treatment systems included in F24F3/00 and F24F5/00 self-contained, i.e. with all apparatus for treatment installed in a common casing

Abstract

The first embodiment of the present invention provides an air blowing apparatus which comprises a function of releasing substances that exhibit a cool feeling effect and a warm feeling effect, and can deal with sites and people to which/whom stimulation due to the substances is undesirable. The air blowing apparatus according to one embodiment of the present invention comprises an air blower and a temperature illusion substance release unit for including the temperature illusion substance in the air sent from the air blower and for generating and releasing the air containing the temperature illusion substance.

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Blower and air conditioner

Some aspects of the invention, blower, an air conditioner and temperature illusion material.
The present application, on July 15, 2016, and Japanese Patent Application No. 2016-140577, filed in Japan, on July 15, 2016, and Japanese Patent Application No. 2016-140578, filed in Japan, July 2016 29 day, claiming the Japanese Patent application No. 2016-149870, filed in Japan, the priority on the basis of, the contents of which are incorporated here.

First, a description will be given of the first background art.
In modern society, technology to create a comfortable living space for human beings there is a demand. For example, in the field of air conditioner, using the difference between the actual environmental temperature and the temperature sense of a human being feel of the room, it has been proposed air conditioner having the ability to improve the comfortable feeling.

Patent Document 1 and Patent Document 2 below, an air conditioner provided with a supply means of the perfume in the air supply path of an air conditioner is disclosed. These patent documents, in accordance with these of the air conditioner, for example, by supplying air which contains perfume of mint indoors, it can give a cooling sensation to the user, reducing the sensible temperature have been described can be, and.

Patent Document 3 below, an air conditioner provided with a sprayer for spraying a capsaicin receptor activator is disclosed. Patent Document 3, according to this air conditioner, for example for warming the human body is provided by spraying a capsaicin receptor activator indoors during heating, saving energy by lowering the room temperature by that amount it can, have been described as.

The following describes a second background art.
Vehicle in Patent Document 4 below, with the aroma sending means for sending a fragrance into the vehicle compartment, and fragrance control means for varying the fragrance to be sent to the vehicle compartment, temperature detecting means for detecting the temperature in the passenger compartment, the air-conditioning system use is disclosed. Patent Document 4, for example, when the temperature in the passenger compartment is lowered to a predetermined temperature, by sending a fragrance with a warming effect by the fragrance control means, it is described that gives a warming sensation to the passenger.

Patent Document 5 below, the temperature receptor (TRP (Transient Receptor Potential) channels) sensible temperature-reducing external preparation comprising an antagonist of TRPV1 as an active ingredient which is one of are disclosed. Patent Document 5, by the action of an antagonist of TRPVl, it is possible to effectively reduce the felt Heat feeling when the environmental temperature 27 ~ 39 ° C., has been described as.

Patent No. 2598562 Publication Patent No. 4662735 Publication International Publication No. WO 2008/084864 JP 2013-203354 JP JP 2014-111592 JP

The first background art described above has a first problem below.
In this specification, as described in Patent Documents 1 to 3 described above, the influence chemicals sensible temperature is referred to as a "temperature illusion substance".
Additional perfumes, temperature illusion substances such as capsaicin receptor activator eyes, nose, when attached to a specific part of the human body such as the mouth, stimulation by temperature illusion material is felt as pain, sometimes offensive . However, in the air conditioner described in the above patent document, it is not made consideration for inoffensive to the user.

In addition, the above-mentioned temperature illusion substances, to whom does not mean that are preferred even, for example children, pregnant women, the smell of this kind of temperature illusion substance is sometimes undesirable for the asshole. However, the air conditioner disclosed in Patent Document described above, a configuration in which the temperature illusion material is uniformly discharged into the room, the temperature illusion substances of this kind consideration for undesirable persons not performed.

The first aspect of the present invention has been made to solve the first problem described above, a function of releasing a substance that exerts cooling effect and warming effect, stimulation by the substance undesirable sites and one of the objects that respond to and people to provide a blower as possible. The second aspect of the present invention also aim to provide an air conditioner having the blower.

The second background art described above has a second problem described below.
In the air conditioner of Patent Document 4, it is possible to improve the comfort of the vehicle interior by sending scent in response to a temperature change in the passenger compartment, the degree of improvement in comfort is still insufficient. In other words, is not enough comfort, long time until the user get a comfortable feeling, there is a problem, such as. Further, Patent Document 5 describes an invention for an external preparation with art, utilizing the antagonist to the air conditioning apparatus is not described.

The third aspect of the present invention has been made to solve the second problem described above, a function of releasing a substance that exerts cooling effect or warming effect, further enhanced comfort of the user it is another object to provide a blowing device with. The fourth aspect of the present invention also aim to provide an air conditioner having the blower.

The fifth aspect of the present invention has been made to solve the first problem described above, it aims to provide a can reduce the temperature illusion material stimulation by temperature illusion substance at specific sites of the body to. The sixth aspect of the present invention also aim to provide a blowing device having a function of releasing such a temperature illusion material. The seventh aspect of the present invention also aim to provide an air conditioner having such a blower.

Blowing device according to an aspect of the present invention comprises a blower, the air delivered from the blower is contained temperature illusion material, to generate a temperature illusion material containing air, and a temperature illusion substance release unit that releases .

Blowing device according to an aspect of the present invention, a wind direction adjustment unit for adjusting a wind direction of the air flow comprising the air or the temperature illusion substance-containing air, when blowing the temperature illusion substance-containing air into the living space of the user, depending on the position where the user is present, to selectively blowing said temperature illusion substance-containing air toward the specific position that includes at least a portion of the body of the user, blower for controlling the wind direction adjustment unit a control unit may further comprise a.

Blowing device according to an aspect of the present invention further comprises a human body detection unit that detects a part of the human body of the user, the blower control unit based on the detection result of the human body detecting section, a portion of the human body towards the site except to blow the temperature illusion material containing air, may control the wind direction adjustment unit.

In the blowing device according to an aspect of the present invention, a part of the human body may be the head.

Blowing device according to an aspect of the present invention may further have an operation unit for the user to instruct the delivery of the temperature illusion substance-containing air, the blower control unit based on the instruction signal from the operation unit, toward the user so as to blow the temperature illusion material containing air, may control the wind direction adjustment unit.

In the blowing device according to an aspect of the present invention, the user may be an operator who operates the operation unit.

In the blowing device according to an aspect of the present invention, the blowing control unit blows the air the temperature illusion substance is contained at a relatively high concentration towards the position of the user, around the user's to blow the air which the air is contained or the temperature illusion substance is not contained at a relatively low concentration the temperature illusion material toward, may control the temperature illusion substance release portion.

In the blowing device according to an aspect of the present invention, the blowing control unit, so as to blow the temperature illusion substance-containing air when it is detected that the user is present in a particular area, the temperature illusion it may control the material release portion.

Blowing device according to an aspect of the present invention further comprises a skin temperature detector for detecting the skin temperature of the user, the blower control unit based on the detection result of the skin temperature detecting unit, in the wind direction adjustment unit the temperature illusion substance-containing air of the wind direction, and may control at least one of the emission of the temperature illusion material in the temperature illusion substance release portion.

In the blowing device according to an aspect of the present invention, the blowing control unit, as the skin temperature to blow the temperature illusion substance-containing air during a period that varies from a first temperature to a second temperature, said temperature illusion material it may control the release unit.

In the blowing device according to an aspect of the present invention, the blowing control unit, so as to blow the temperature illusion substance-containing air from the power-on time to a predetermined time period, may control the temperature illusion substance release portion.

In the blowing device according to an aspect of the present invention, the temperature illusion material emitting portion, agonists and release with respect to temperature stimulus receptors in vivo, and agonist-emitting portion for containing the agonist to the air sent from the blower, raw releasing antagonists to thermal stimulation receptors in the body, and a antagonist release portion for containing the antagonist to the sent air from the blower, the blower, the blower period of the air, wherein the agonist is contained a first time period for blowing agonist-containing air, and a second period for blowing antagonist-containing air the antagonist is contained, as including, also control the agonist emitting portion and the antagonist release portion good.

In the blowing device according to an aspect of the present invention, the first period and the second period may be overlapped in time.

In the blowing device according to an aspect of the present invention, the first period and the second period may be offset in time.

Blowing device according to an aspect of the present invention may further comprise, the blower control and the human body detection unit that detects a part of the human body of a user, the wind direction adjustment unit for adjusting a wind direction of the agonist-containing air and the antagonist-containing air, parts, based on the detection result of the human body detection unit, towards the site excluding the head of the user by blowing the agonist-containing air, for blowing the antagonist-containing air toward a region including the head as it may control the wind direction adjustment unit.

Blowing device according to an aspect of the present invention further comprises a skin temperature detector for detecting the skin temperature of the user, the blower control unit based on the detection result of the skin temperature detecting unit, wherein the agonist is released and to change the type of the antagonist, it may control the agonist emitting portion and the antagonist release portion.

Blowing device according to an aspect of the present invention may further include an environmental temperature detecting unit for detecting the environmental temperature of the use environment, the blower control unit, based on the environmental temperature detecting unit or the skin temperature detecting portion of the detection result, as changing the type of the agonist and the antagonist release may control the agonist emitting portion and the antagonist release portion.

In the blowing device according to an aspect of the present invention, the temperature illusion substance release unit, releasing microcapsules encapsulating the temperature illusion substances which influence the activity and sensible temperature to a temperature stimulus receptors of the human body, the microcapsules , has a thermal response may change the emission of the temperature illusion material bordering a predetermined response temperature.

In the blowing device according to an aspect of the present invention, the temperature illusion material emitting portion, closed and reservoir for storing a dispersion containing the temperature illusion material, and a ultrasonic generator which gives ultrasonic vibration to the dispersion it may be.

Blowing device according to an aspect of the present invention, a blowing control unit which controls the behavior of the blower further comprises a skin temperature detector for detecting the skin temperature of the user, the said blower control unit, the skin temperature detection and part of the detection result, the response temperature of the microcapsules contained in the temperature illusion material, based on, may be controlled release of the temperature illusion material in the emitting portion.

Blowing device according to an aspect of the present invention, a blowing control unit which controls the behavior of the blower further comprises a environmental temperature detecting unit for detecting the environmental temperature of the use environment, said blower control unit, the environmental temperature detecting and part of the detection result, the response temperature of the microcapsules contained in the temperature illusion material, based on, may be controlled release of the temperature illusion material in the temperature illusion substance release portion.

Air conditioner according to one aspect of the present invention may comprise the above-described blower, a heat exchanger, a.

In the air conditioner according to an embodiment of the present invention, the blowing control unit, in the cooling mode, wherein the agonist and the release to at least one of the a caloric receptor TRPM8 and TRPAl, wherein a temperature stimulus receptors TRPV1 and to release the antagonist to at least one of TRPV3, may control the agonist emitting portion and the antagonist release portion.

Air conditioner according to one aspect of the present invention, the temperature of the agonist may further include a temperature adjustment unit that adjusts a temperature lower than ambient temperature prior to releasing the agonist.

In the air conditioner according to an embodiment of the present invention, the blowing control unit, in the heating mode, wherein the agonist and the release to at least one of the a caloric receptor TRPV1 and TRPV3, wherein a temperature stimulus receptors TRPM8 and to release the antagonist to at least one of TRPAl, may control the agonist emitting portion and the antagonist release portion.

Air conditioner according to one aspect of the present invention, the temperature of the agonist may further include a temperature adjustment unit that adjusts a temperature higher than ambient temperature prior to releasing the agonist.

Air conditioner according to one aspect of the present invention may comprise the above-described blower, a heat exchanger, a.

Temperature illusion material according to an aspect of the present invention comprises a temperature illusion substances which influence the activity and sensible temperature to a temperature stimulus receptors of the human body, and a micro-encapsulating the temperature illusion material, said microcapsules, It has a thermal response, to vary the discharge amount of the temperature illusion material bordering a predetermined response temperature.

At temperatures illusion material according to an aspect of the present invention, the microcapsule, and the temperature illusion material permeable shell section with encloses the temperature illusion material, high with bound thermoresponsive the outer periphery of the shell portion It has a graft portion a molecular chain, wherein the graft portion may have a lower critical solution temperature of the response temperature.

At temperatures illusion material according to an aspect of the present invention, the lower critical solution temperature is higher than human skin temperature may be a temperature lower than the ocular surface temperature.

At temperatures illusion material according to an aspect of the present invention, the microcapsules, the said temperature illusion substance and possible shell part transmitted with enclosing the temperature illusion substances are contained in the shell portion, gelled with thermal response has the core portion, wherein the temperature illusion material is impregnated into the core portion, the core portion may have an upper critical solution temperature of the response temperature.

At temperatures illusion material according to an aspect of the present invention, the upper critical solution temperature is higher than human skin temperature may be a temperature lower than the ocular surface temperature.

At temperatures illusion material according to an aspect of the present invention, the material for forming the shell portion may be a biodegradable resin.

According to a first aspect of the present invention, a function of releasing a substance that exerts cooling effect or warming effect, to provide a corresponding capable blower stimulation with the substance to undesirable sites and human can. According to the second aspect of the present invention, it is possible to provide an air conditioner having the blower.

According to a third aspect of the present invention, a function of releasing a substance that exerts cooling effect or warming effect, it is possible to provide a blowing device with improved comfort of the user. According to the fourth aspect of the present invention, it is possible to provide an air conditioner having the blower.

According to a fifth aspect of the present invention, it is possible to provide a reduced temperature capable illusion material stimulation by temperature illusion material at a specific site of the human body. According to the sixth aspect of the present invention, it is possible to provide a blower device having a function of releasing such a temperature illusion material. According to the seventh aspect of the present invention, it is possible to provide an air conditioner having such a blower.

Is a perspective view showing the air conditioner of the first embodiment. It is a cross-sectional view of the indoor unit. Is a diagram illustrating an example of a temperature illusion substance release portion. It is a diagram showing another example of the temperature illusion substance release portion. It is a front view of the remote control. Is a flow chart for explaining the operation of the air conditioner. Is a diagram showing an optimum temperature range of the TRP channel. Is a flow chart for explaining the operation of the air conditioner of the second embodiment. Is a flow chart for explaining the operation of the air conditioner of the third embodiment. It is a cross-sectional view of the indoor unit in the air conditioner of the fourth embodiment. Is a flow chart for explaining the operation of the air conditioner. It is a cross-sectional view of the air conditioner of the fifth embodiment. It is a schematic view of a hand dryer according to a sixth embodiment. Is a perspective view showing the air conditioner of the seventh embodiment. It is a cross-sectional view of the indoor unit. Is a diagram illustrating an example of an agonist-emitting portion. It is a diagram showing another example of the agonist-emitting portion. It is a front view of the remote control. Is a flow chart for explaining the operation of the air conditioner. Example 1 is a graph showing temporal changes of each skin temperature of Comparative Example 1 and Comparative Example 2. Is a graph showing the results of sensory evaluations respective temperature sensation of Example 1 and Comparative Example 1. Is a graph showing the evaluation results of the cooling sensation enhancing effect due to the temperature control of the agonist. Is a graph showing the evaluation results of the warming sensation enhancing effect due to the temperature control of the agonist. Is a flow chart for explaining the operation of the air conditioner of the eighth embodiment. It is a cross-sectional view of the indoor unit in the air conditioner of the ninth embodiment. Is a flow chart for explaining the operation of the air conditioner. It is a cross-sectional view of the indoor unit in the air conditioner of the tenth embodiment. Is a flow chart for explaining the operation of the air conditioner. It is a cross-sectional view of the air conditioner of the eleventh embodiment. It is a schematic view of the hand dryer of the twelfth embodiment. Schematic diagram illustrating a temperature illusion material of the thirteenth embodiment. Schematic diagram illustrating a temperature illusion material fourteenth embodiment. Perspective view showing the air conditioner of the fifteenth embodiment. Sectional view of the indoor unit. It illustrates an example of a temperature illusion material release portion. Sectional view of the air conditioner of the sixteenth embodiment. Schematic view of the hand dryer of the seventeenth embodiment.

First Embodiment
Hereinafter, a first embodiment of the present invention will be described with reference to FIGS.
In the present embodiment, an example of a home air conditioner (room air conditioners).
Figure 1 is a perspective view showing the air conditioner of the present embodiment.
For clarity the components in each of the following figures, may indicate the scale may be changed in size by the components.

(The entire configuration of the air conditioner)
As shown in FIG. 1, an air conditioner 1001 of the present embodiment includes an air conditioner main body 1002, a user M1 is provided with a remote control 1003 for operating the air conditioner main body 1002, a. Air conditioner body 1002 is provided with a indoor unit 1004 and the outdoor unit 1005 is a so-called separate type. The indoor unit 1004, for example, is installed on the wall of the room. The outdoor unit 1005, a compressor is a general one having a condenser or the like, the description thereof is omitted. Air conditioner 1001 is provided with basically the cooling mode and heating mode, other, air blowing mode, may comprise a dry mode or the like.

Air conditioner 1001 of this embodiment, by releasing the indoor space temperature illusion substance to be described later put in a stream, it is possible to feel cool sensation than the actual temperature to the user M1 in cooling mode, in the heating mode it is possible to experience the warm warming than the actual temperature to the user M1. Hereinafter, in this specification, it referred to the former and sensation enhancement-mode, referred to the latter as warmth enhanced mode. That is, the air conditioner of the present embodiment, in addition to the normal cooling mode and the heating mode without releasing temperature illusion material, and a cooling sensation enhancement-mode and warmth enhanced mode.

(TRP channel and the temperature illusion substance)
Prior to the description of device configuration, will be described below human TRP channel and temperature illusion material.

Human skin has a temperature stimulus receptors, temperature stimulus receptors heat, when subjected to thermal stimulation such as cold, the temperature stimulus is converted into an electrical signal, transmitted to the cerebral electrical signals through sensory nerve It is. This type of receptor is the temperature stimulation receptor ionotropic, are called TRP (Transient Receptor Potential) channels.

TRP receptors that are currently confirmed, TRPA1, TRPM8, TRPV4, TRPV3, TRPV1, a six TRPV2, each having an optimum temperature range. The optimum temperature range for these 6 types of receptors shown in FIG.

As shown in FIG. 7, the optimum temperature range for each receptor, TRPAl is 17 ° C. or less, TRPM8 is 28 ℃ less, TRPV4 is 27 ~ 35 ° C., TRPV3 is 32 ~ 39 ° C., TRPVl is 43 ° C. or more, TRPV2 is 52 ℃ or more. Therefore, mainly, TRPAl and TRPM8 acts as cooling sensation sensor, TRPV4, TRPV3, TRPVl and TRPV2 function as temperature sensitive (heat sensitive) sensors. Incidentally, TRPAl, such as TRPV1 and TRPV2 also functions as pain sensors in a temperature range and 43 ° C. above the temperature range of 17 ° C. or less.

However, TRP receptors, as well as thermal stimulation, also activated upon receiving a particular temperature illusion material, generates an electrical signal. Therefore, when a particular temperature illusion substances on human skin is attached, even though not subjected to thermal stimulation, an electrical signal is transmitted from a specific TRP receptors, the illusion as if underwent though temperature stimulation cerebral occur. Thus, by either receptor of the six types of TRP receptors are activated by receiving a temperature illusion substance, human can feel coldness or warmth.

Examples of the combination of the TRP receptor and temperature illusion substances are as follows.
As temperatures illusion material to adapt to TRPAl, allyl isothiocyanate, cinnamaldehyde, allicin, diallyl sulfide, Zingiber mioga Earl, such as piperine and the like.
As temperatures illusion material to adapt to TRPM8, menthol, menthone, 1,8-cineole and the like.
As temperatures illusion material to adapt to TRPV3, thymol, carvacrol, eugenol, camphor, etc. dihydro carbenium ol.
As temperatures illusion material to adapt to TRPVl, like capsaicin, capsinoid, gingerol, shogaol, zingerone, piperine, eugenol, sanshool, allyl isothiocyanate, Orubaniru, chavicine, Zingiber mioga Earl, Zingiber mioga bird Earl, such as vanillyl butyl ether .
Stand for TRP receptors and temperature illusion substance 1: and corresponds to 1, as allyl isothiocyanate, temperature illusion substances that act on two or more of the TRP receptors also exist rare.

As temperatures illusion substances employed in an air conditioner 1001 of the present embodiment, not harmful to human body, it stimulates is not too strong, the temperature illusion to be susceptible felt humans, easy to handle, it is easily available, is a low-cost it, it is desirable that from the viewpoint of selecting the temperature illusion material.
For example, it can be selected from the raw materials contained spices, aroma oil and the like.

(Configuration of the indoor unit)
Figure 2 is a cross-sectional view of the indoor unit 1004.
As shown in FIG. 2, the indoor unit 1004, a blower 1007, a heat exchanger 1008, and the signal receiver 1009, a controller 1010, and a housing 1011, a. It will be described later blower 1007. The heat exchanger 1008, performs heat exchange between the indoor air and the refrigerant. The heat exchanger 1008, since the conventional general heat exchanger is used, the description thereof is omitted. Signal receiver 1009 receives various signals transmitted from the remote controller 1003. Control unit 1010, in addition to the blower control unit 1012 to be described later, and controls the entire air conditioner includes a heat exchanger 1008. Inside the housing 1011, fans 1014 blower 1007, components such as the heat exchanger 1008 is accommodated. Further, the lower portion of the housing 1011, air outlet 1011R for blowing air flow by the fan 1014 to the outside. Further, the upper portion of the housing 1011, inlet for sucking the indoor air into the housing 1011 (not shown) is provided, the filter 1026 is provided in the vicinity of the inlet.

Blower 1007, a fan 1014 (blower), and the temperature illusion agent release portion 1016, a wind direction adjustment unit 1017, a motion sensor 1018 (human body detection unit, skin temperature detecting section), room temperature sensor (environmental temperature detection unit) and 1019, and a blower control unit 1012, the. Blower 1007 sends the air inside the housing 1011, or the air temperature illusion substance is contained in the external space of the housing 1011. Hereinafter referred air temperature illusion substance is contained between the temperature illusion material containing air.

Fan 1014 fetches the indoor air into the housing 1011, and then blowing the air or temperature illusion substance-containing air that has been heat-exchanged by the heat exchanger 1008 to the outside. The fan 1014, for example, cross flow fan is used, without being particularly limited to the cross flow fan, it is possible to use a variety of fans. Inside the housing 1011, the air flow guide 1021 for making an air flow by regulating the air flow direction is provided.
Fan 1014 of this embodiment corresponds to the blower claims.

Wind direction adjustment unit 1017 adjusts the wind direction of the air flow consisting of air or temperature illusion substance-containing air. Wind direction adjustment unit 1017 is provided with a movable louver that changes the inclination angle by a drive mechanism including a motor or the like (not shown). In FIG. 2, of the movable louver, but only the horizontal louvers 1022 to adjust the direction of air flow in the chamber in the vertical direction are shown, the movable louvers, a vertical louver for adjusting the direction of air flow in the horizontal direction of the chamber and a further. Movable louvers to during operation of the air conditioner 1001 may be configured not to operate, for example, a swing mode as wind direction mode, may be configured to reciprocate.

Motion sensors 1018 detects a position of the indoor user M1, the position of a specific part of the human body, for example, to detect the position of the head. As motion sensors 1018, an infrared sensor is used for detecting the position of the human body by detecting infrared rays emitted from, for example a human body. Alternatively, the motion sensors 1018, ultrasonic sensor or the like may be used. Using motion sensors 1018 having a relatively high resolution, not only the position of the user M1, it is possible to detect a human body at a specified site.
Motion sensors 1018 of the present embodiment corresponds to the human body detection unit in the claims.

Furthermore, motion sensors 1018, for example, as in thermography, a function of detecting the temperature based on the detected infrared intensity may become a configuration capable of detecting the skin temperature of each part of the user M1. In that case, motion sensors 1018 of the present embodiment corresponds to both the human body detection unit and the skin temperature detecting unit in the claims.

Room sensor 1019 detects the environmental temperature of the room where the indoor unit 1004 is installed (room temperature). The room temperature sensor 1019, for example, a temperature sensor generally made of a thermistor or the like is used. The motion sensors 1018 and room temperature sensor 1019 is installed at any position of the outer surface of the housing 1011. Position of the human sensor 1018 and room temperature sensor 1019 may be any position suitable for the detection of a user M1 and environmental temperature is not particularly limited.

(Configuration of Temperature illusion substance release portion)
As shown in FIG. 2, the temperature illusion substance release unit 1016 is the space between the fan 1014 and the horizontal louvers 1022 (wind direction adjusting unit 1017), in the vicinity of the outlet 1011R located at one end of the air guide 1022 It is provided. Temperature illusion substance release unit 1016 emits temperature illusion material, by the inclusion of temperature illusion material air delivered from the fan 1014, to generate a temperature illusion substance-containing air.

Figure 3 is a diagram showing an example of the temperature illusion substance release portion 1016.
As shown in FIG. 3, the temperature illusion substance release unit 1016A is provided with a cartridge 1023 that temperature illusion material S1 is accommodated, a heater 1024, a cover opening and closing mechanism 1025 for opening and closing the lid 1023T cartridge 1023, the there. In this example, solid temperature illusion substance S1 is accommodated in the cartridge 1023. Heater 1024, by the temperature illusion substances S1, heated by cartridge 1023 is intended to promote the sublimation temperature illusion material S1. Cover opening and closing mechanism 1025 opens the lid 1023T cartridge 1023 when receiving a release start signal from the air blow control unit 1012, closing the lid 1023T cartridge 1023 when receiving a release stop signal from the blower control unit 1012.

In this embodiment, the temperature illusion substance release unit 1016, for example, a cartridge 1023 that temperature illusion substances S1 of a cooling sensation enhancing menthol or the like is accommodated, for example, temperature illusion material S1 in a warming enhanced capsaicin or the like accommodated includes a cartridge 1023 that is, the. Furthermore, each of the cartridge 1023 cartridge temperature illusion substances S1 of a cooling sensation-emphasizing is housed, the temperature illusion substances S1 of a thermal sensation enhanced housed may be a plurality of types. However, when the air conditioner 1001 is provided with only one of the cooling sensation enhancement-mode and warming enhancement mode, a cooling sensation-emphasizing, if it has only one of the cartridge for enhanced warmth good.

At temperatures illusion substance release unit 1016A, the gas temperature illusion material S1 is when the lid 1023T cartridge 1023 is opened is diffused upward contained in the air K1 delivered from the fan 1014, the temperature illusion material containing air KS1 It is released into the room. At this time, the blower control unit 1012 may adjust the amount of released temperatures illusion substance S1 to temperatures illusion material containing air KS1 (concentration) by adjusting the opening degree of the lid 1023T. Also, the release of temperature illusion material S1 is stopped when the lid 1023T cartridge 1023 is closed. Incidentally, highly volatile, if the temperature illusion substance S1 to sufficiently sublimated at ambient temperature is used, the temperature illusion substance release portion 1016A may not necessarily comprise a heater 1024.

Figure 4 is a diagram showing another temperature illusion substance release portion 1016B. 4, the same reference numerals are given to same constituent elements as in FIG. 3, the description thereof is omitted.
As shown in FIG. 4, inside the cartridge 1023, the entire rather than solid-like temperature illusion material, a plurality of temperature illusion substance-containing pellets P1 may be accommodated. Temperature illusion substance-containing pellets P1 is a temperature illusion substance S1 and the resin binder B1 were mixed at a predetermined ratio, it is obtained by molding into pellets. Temperature illusion substance-containing pellets P1 is simple to handle than the temperature illusion material S1 solid form shown in FIG. 3, the exchange of temperature illusion substances S1, it is easy task replenishment like.

While the temperature illusion material S1 by utilizing the sublimation effect of temperature illusion substances S1 of the solid showed an example to be released into the air, in this case, it is desirable that the temperature illusion material S1 is having volatility. However, not limited to this example, for example powdery, particulate, in the form of a liquid temperature illusion material S1 is dispersed in a solvent capsular like may be contained in the cartridge 1023. In this case, liquid spray using spraying, by a technique such as a liquid jet containing capsules may be to release temperature illusion material S1.

(Configuration of the control unit)
2, the control unit 1010 including a blower control unit 1012 is provided inside the housing 1011 of the indoor unit 1004. Blower control unit 1012, by controlling the fan 1014 and temperature illusion substance release portion 1016, an air / stop of the air flow consisting of air or temperature illusion material containing air, to adjust the air volume, etc. of the airflow. Further, the blower control unit 1012, by controlling the airflow-direction adjustment unit 1017, when the blowing temperature illusion material containing air, depending on the position of each part of the user's body M1, of the user's body M1 least towards the specific position including a portion selectively blowing temperature illusion substance-containing air. Specifically, the blower control unit 1012 controls the wind direction adjustment unit 1017 receives the detection result of the position of the user's head M1 from motion sensors 1018, as shown in FIG. 1, the user's head M1 position except for parts, that is, from the user's neck M1 toward the down position for selectively blowing temperature illusion material containing air KS1.

(Configuration of the remote control)
Figure 5 is a front view of the remote controller 1003.
As shown in FIG. 5, the remote controller 1003, the air-conditioning function operation section 1027, a temperature illusion agent release operation portion 1028, a display portion 1029, a signal transmission unit 1030, the. Air conditioning function operation section 1027, for example, the operation / stop button includes temperature setting button, air volume adjustment button, the normal cooling mode, such as wind direction adjustment button, a plurality of buttons for performing various operations related to heating mode. Temperature illusion substance release operation portion 1028, according for example release / stop button temperatures illusion material, cooling sensation enhancement-mode / warming enhancement-mode selection button, the cooling sensation enhancement mode intensity setting button of each mode, the warming enhancement mode it includes a plurality of buttons for performing various operations.

Display unit 1029, for example, a liquid crystal panel, the above-mentioned various button selection results. Signal transmitting unit 1030 transmits toward the signal receiver 1009 of the indoor unit 1004 of the instruction content selected by the various buttons as a radio signal.

(Operation of the air conditioner)
Figure 6 is a flowchart for explaining the operation of the air conditioner 1001.
Hereinafter, with reference to FIG. 6, the operation of the air conditioner 1001 of the present embodiment.
Here, only portions related to the release of temperature illusion material S1, which is a characteristic point of this embodiment. Thus, at the start of the flow chart of FIG. 6, the air conditioner 1001 is assumed to have been already operated in the normal cooling mode or heating mode the temperature illusion material S1 is not released.

Signal receiver 1009, the remote controller 1003, for example, operation start cooling sensation or warming sensation enhancement-mode, i.e. receives a signal instructing the release initiation temperature illusion substances, it transmits a start instruction signal to the blower control unit 1012 (FIG. 6 step S1001 of).

Then, the blower control unit 1012 detects the position of the user M1 by motion sensors 1018 (step S1002 in FIG. 6). Furthermore, the blower control unit 1012 detects the position of the user's head M1 by motion sensors 1018 (step S1003 of FIG. 6), detecting the skin temperature of each part of the user M1 (Step 6 S1004).
Further, the blower control unit 1012 detects the environmental temperature by Room sensor 1019 (step S1005 in FIG. 6).

Then, the blower control unit 1012, the position detection result of the user M1 by motion sensors 1018, the position detection result of the head, skin temperature detection result, and based on the environmental temperature detection result by the room temperature sensor 1019, temperature illusion substances S1 type, emissions, determines wind direction, and the air volume (step S1006 in FIG. 6). For example, for different temperatures illusion substances S1, blower control unit 1012 when the skin temperature is higher than a predetermined threshold and selects the temperature illusion material S1 of a cooling sensation-emphasizing, when the skin temperature is below a predetermined threshold the blower control unit 1012 selects the temperature illusion material S1 in for enhanced warmth. Or, blow control unit 1012 when the ambient temperature is higher than a predetermined threshold and selects the temperature illusion material S1 of a cooling sensation enhanced feeling blower control unit 1012 when the ambient temperature is lower than the predetermined threshold value is temperature the temperature illusion material S1 in for enhancement may be selected.

Then, the blower control unit 1012, the type of temperature illusion material S1 in the above steps S1006, emissions, based on the wind direction, and air flow of the determination result, the lid closing mechanism 1025 of the cartridge 1023 of temperature illusion substance release portion 1016, wind direction adjustment unit 1017, and transmits a control signal to the motor of the fan 1014 (step S1007 in Fig. 6).

Next, the lid opening and closing mechanism 1025 opens the lid 1023T cartridge 1023, the release of temperature illusion material S1 is started (step S1008 in FIG. 6). At this time, the blower control unit 1012, as the temperature illusion material containing air KS1 toward a position other than the user's head M1 is selectively blown, controls the airflow-direction adjustment unit 1017. Release temperature illusion material S1 is continued until the next receiving a stop signal.

Then, the signal receiver 1009 is transmitted from the remote controller 1003, for example, shutdown of the cooling sensation or warming sensation enhancement-mode, i.e. when receiving a signal indicating the release stop temperature illusion substances S1, a stop signal to the blower control unit 1012 (step S1009 in FIG. 6).
Then, the blower control unit 1012 transmits a control signal to the lid opening and closing mechanism 1025, the cover opening and closing mechanism 1025 to close the lid 1023T cartridge 1023, the release of temperature illusion material S1 is stopped (step S1010 of FIG. 6 ).

(Effect of this embodiment)
Air conditioner 1001 of the present embodiment, since it has a function of sending out temperature illusion material containing air KS1, e.g. cooling during lowering the sensory temperature of the user M1 above the actual temperature, during heating experience of a user M1 by raising the temperature above the actual temperature, it can provide comfort to the user M1. For conventional general air conditioner, for example, in reducing the very hot ambient temperature of the room to a comfortable temperature, it requires a certain operating time. In contrast, in the case of an air conditioner 1001 of the present embodiment, for example, by releasing temperature illusion material S1 in contributing menthol in sensation, since the illusion effects associated with activation of TRPM8 the skin surface occurs, You can feel the user M1 became cool at a relatively early point in time.

Meanwhile, the eye temperature illusion material S1 is nasal, a specific site of the human mouth, etc., in particular adheres to mucosal portion, may stimulation by temperature illusion material S1 is felt as pain or discomfort, impaired comfortable feeling , there is a problem in that. For this problem, in the air conditioner 1001 of the present embodiment, the detection site of the user M1 is the motion sensors 1018, based on the detection result, the blower control unit 1012 controls the wind direction adjustment unit 1017 , temperature illusion material containing air KS1 are selectively blown toward a position other than the user's head M1. Thus, it is possible to reduce eye temperature illusion substances S1, nose, attachment of the mouth or the like, it is possible to maintain the comfort of the user M1.

Temperature illusion substance release unit 1016 may not necessarily be provided in the vicinity of the air outlet 1011R, it may be provided at any position in the flow path of the air delivered from the fan 1014. However, in this embodiment, the temperature illusion substance release unit 1016 is provided in the vicinity of the air outlet 1011R, it is disposed at a lower position of the indoor unit 1004. As a result, the user M1 is effect is obtained that it is easy to exchange work of the cartridge 1023.

Note that according to the flowchart shown in FIG. 6, motion sensors 1018 detects the skin temperature of the user M1, blowing control unit 1012 has determined the type of temperature illusion material S1 in accordance with the skin temperature. Instead of this configuration, the motion sensor 1018 is located in the head of a user M1 detects, until the skin temperature may have a configuration that does not detect. In that case, the air blowing control unit 1012, the cooling sensation enhancement mode / warming enhancement-mode signal from the selection button of the remote controller 1003, that structure by a user's instruction M1 determines the type of temperature illusion material S1 is may be employed .

Second Embodiment
Hereinafter, a second embodiment of the present invention will be described with reference to FIG.
The basic structure of an air conditioner according to this embodiment is identical to the first embodiment, the contents of control by the air supply control unit is different from the first embodiment.
Figure 8 is a flow chart for explaining the operation of the air conditioner of the second embodiment.

(Operation of the air conditioner)
As shown in FIG. 8, the processing from step S1001 to receive a signal signal receiver 1009 instructs the release initiation temperature illusion substances S1, to step S1008 where the release of temperature illusion material S1 is started, FIG. 6 is the same as the first embodiment shown. The second embodiment differs from the first embodiment, a part of the determination of the release stop temperature illusion material S1.

Motion sensors 1018, when a predetermined time has elapsed from the start of operation of the air conditioner 1001, to detect the skin temperature of the user M1, and transmits the detection result to the blower control unit 1012 (Step S1009 in FIG. 8).
The skin temperature at this time is the first temperature.

Then, the blower control unit 1012, skin temperature of human sensor 1018 detects it is determined whether the change from the first temperature to a second temperature (step S1010 in FIG. 8). The second temperature is lower than the standard human skin temperature during cooling, a standard higher than the skin temperature of people during heating, the user can obtain a comfortable feeling to a sufficient temperature. The second temperature may be previously stored in the blower control unit 1012, a user M1 may be adapted to be set from the remote controller 1003 (selection).

Blower control unit 1012, if the skin temperature is determined not yet reached the second temperature, continued release temperature illusion material S1, after the elapse of a predetermined time, motion sensors 1018 detects the skin temperature again . Blower control unit 1012 detects the skin temperature is determined whether reaches the second temperature again. Later, this operation is repeated.

Blower control unit 1012, if the skin temperature is determined to have reached the second temperature, and stops the release of temperature illusion substance S1 (step S1011 in FIG. 8). When the blower control unit 1012 transmits a control signal to the lid opening and closing mechanism 1025, the lid opening and closing mechanism 1025 to close the lid 1023T cartridge 1023.

In the second embodiment, by suppressing the deposition temperature illusion substance to the user's head M1, there is no pain or discomfort can be realized an air conditioner comfort is obtained, a first embodiment of the same effect can be obtained.

Especially air conditioner of the second embodiment, even a user M1 is not instructed to release stop temperature illusion substances S1, blower control unit 1012 determines the skin temperature, automatically release temperature illusion substances S1 It has a configuration to stop. Therefore, it is possible to prevent a situation such that cooling or warming sensation becomes too strong, for example, if the user M1 forgets to instruct the release stop temperature illusion material S1. Further, since no of releasing more than necessary temperatures illusion substances S1, it is possible to achieve efficient and economical air conditioner.

In the present embodiment, while basically adopting the configuration in which the air blowing control unit 1012 automatically determines the release stop temperature illusion substances S1, when the user M1 has instructed release stop temperature illusion substances S1 , even during release continues temperatures illusion substances S1, may be stopped release temperature illusion material S1 interrupt the above flow.

Third Embodiment
Hereinafter, a third embodiment of the present invention will be described with reference to FIG.
The basic structure of an air conditioner according to this embodiment is identical to the first embodiment, the contents of control by the air supply control unit is different from the first embodiment.
Figure 9 is a flow chart for explaining the operation of the air conditioner of the second embodiment.

(Operation of the air conditioner)
In the present embodiment, the blower control unit 1012, so as to blow the temperature illusion substance-containing air KS1 in a predetermined period from power-on time, to control the temperature illusion substance release portion 1016.

As shown in FIG. 9, the signal receiver 1009 receives the operation start signal of the air conditioner 1001 transmitted from the remote controller 1003, and transmits to the blower control unit 1012 (Step S1001 in FIG. 9).
Then, the blower control unit 1012 transmits a signal for starting the warm-up operation to each unit of the air conditioner 1001 (Step S1002 in FIG. 9). Warm-up operation period, each unit of the air conditioner 1001, for example, heat exchanger 1008, the operation of such fan 1014 starts, a period in which operation does not reach the steady state.

In the present embodiment, at the stage of the warm-up, the blower control unit 1012 operates the lid closing mechanism 1025 of the cartridge 1023, initiates the release of temperature illusion substance S1 (step S1003 in FIG. 9). Although not shown in FIG. 9, Like the first embodiment in the present embodiment, the position of each part of the user M1 is detected by motion sensors 1018, blower control unit 1012 controls the wind direction adjustment unit 1017 and, air flow temperature illusion material containing air KS1 toward the site except the user's head M1 is sent.

Then, the blower control unit 1012, the elapsed time from emission initiation temperature illusion material S1 is determined whether reaches a predetermined warm-up time (step S1004 in FIG. 9).
Blower control unit 1012, when the elapsed time is judged not yet reached the warm-up time, continued release of temperature illusion substances S1, it is determined whether the elapsed time has reached the warm-up time needed.

Blower control unit 1012, when the elapsed time is judged to have reached the warm-up time, and stops the release of temperature illusion substance S1 (step S1005 in FIG. 9). Blower control unit 1012 transmits a control signal to the lid opening and closing mechanism 1025, the lid closing mechanism 1025 closes the lid 1023T cartridge 1023.
Then, the blower control unit 1012 transmits a signal to end the warming-up operation to each unit of the air conditioner 1001 (Step S1006 in FIG. 9).

Then, the blower control unit 1012 sends a signal to start the full-scale operation to each unit of the air conditioner 1001, the steady operation is started (step S1007 in FIG. 9).
Next, (step S1008 in FIG. 9) when the signal receiver 1009 receives the operation stop signal of the air conditioner 1001, the blower control unit 1012 transmits a signal for stopping the operation of the air conditioner 1001, the respective units It stops the operation (step S1009 in FIG. 9).

In the third embodiment, by suppressing the deposition temperature illusion material S1 in the head of a user M1, can be realized an air conditioner comfortably without feeling pain or discomfort is obtained, first of second the same effect as the embodiment can be obtained.

Especially air conditioner of the third embodiment has a configuration in which temperature illusion material S1 is in the warm-up period is released. Therefore, an effect of relieving the user discomfort M1 in the original set airflow does not reach the temperature, for example lukewarm warm-up period the cold air is sent in the cooling mode or the warm-up period cold warm air is sent in the heating mode, . Furthermore, it is possible to shorten the time until a user M1 to obtain a comfortable feeling.

Fourth Embodiment
Hereinafter, a fourth embodiment of the present invention, FIG. 10 will be described with reference to FIG. 11.
The basic structure of an air conditioner according to this embodiment is identical to the first embodiment, the contents of control by the part of the configuration and the blower control unit of an air conditioner is different from the first embodiment.
Figure 10 is a cross-sectional view of the indoor unit in the air conditioner of the fourth embodiment.
Figure 11 is a flowchart for explaining the operation of the air conditioner.
10, the same reference numerals are given to same constituent elements as in FIG. 1 used in the first embodiment, and detailed description thereof will be omitted.

(Configuration of the indoor unit)
As shown in FIG. 10, the indoor unit 1034, a blower 1035, a heat exchanger 1008, and the signal receiver 1009, a controller 1010, and a housing 1011, a. Blower 1035, a fan 1014 (blower), and the temperature illusion agent release portion 1016, a coldness / warmth enhancement switch 1036, a wind direction adjustment unit 1017, includes a room temperature sensor 1019, an air blowing control unit 1012, the there. Sensation / warming enhancement switch 1036 is a switch for a user M1 is an instruction to start / stop of discharge temperature illusion material S1. Sensation / warming enhancement switch 1036, a user M1 is installed at an arbitrary position operable in an outer surface of the housing 1011. That is, the blower 1035 in this embodiment is not provided with a motion sensor, a blower 1007 according to the first embodiment in that with a cooling sensation / warming enhanced switch 1036 differs.
Sensation / warming enhancement switch 1036 of the present embodiment corresponds to the operation of the appended claims.

(Configuration of the control unit)
Blast / Stop airflow blowing control unit 1012 is composed of an air K1 or temperature illusion material containing air KS1, that adjusts the air volume or the like of the air flow is the same as the first embodiment. On the other hand, as a point different from the first embodiment, the blower control unit 1012, when blowing temperature illusion material containing air KS1, depending on the position where the user M1 is present, the specific position including the body of a user M1 selectively blowing temperature illusion material containing air KS1 towards. Specifically, the blower control unit 1012 controls the wind direction adjustment unit 1017, selectively blowing temperature illusion material containing air KS1 toward the location of a particular user who operates the cooling sensation / warming enhanced switch 1036 to.

(Configuration of the remote control)
Although not shown, in the present embodiment, the configuration of the remote control is different from the first embodiment.
Remote control of the present embodiment, among the remote controller 1003 according to the first embodiment shown in FIG. 5, is not provided with the temperature illusion substance release operation unit 1028. That is, for the release operation of the temperature illusion substances S1, has a structure that can not be instructed from the remote control.

(Operation of the air conditioner)
Figure 11 is a flowchart for explaining the operation of the air conditioner.
Hereinafter, with reference to FIG. 11, the operation of the air conditioner of the present embodiment.
Here, only portions related to the release of temperature illusion material S1, which is a characteristic point of this embodiment. Therefore, at the start of the flow chart of FIG. 11, the air conditioner is assumed to have been already operated in the normal cooling mode or heating mode the temperature illusion material S1 is not released.

User M1 is the operation start of the cooling sensation or warming sensation enhanced mode by operating the cooling sensation / warming enhancement switch 1036 disposed in the indoor unit 1034, i.e., to indicate the release initiation temperature illusion material S1. Thus, the blower control unit 1012 receives a release start signal from the cooling sensation / warming enhancement switch 1036 (Step S1001 in Fig. 11).

Then, the blower control unit 1012 detects the environmental temperature using a room temperature sensor 1019 (step S1002 in FIG. 11).

Then, the blower control unit 1012, based on the environmental temperature detection result by the room temperature sensor 1019, the type of temperature illusion substances S1, emissions, determines wind direction, and the air volume (step S1003 in FIG. 11). For example, for different temperatures illusion substances S1, blower control unit 1012 when the ambient temperature is higher than a predetermined threshold and selects the temperature illusion material S1 of a cooling sensation-emphasizing, when environmental temperature is lower than a predetermined threshold value the blower control unit 1012 selects the temperature illusion material S1 in for enhanced warmth.

In this embodiment, with respect to the wind direction, when the release start temperature illusion material S1 is instructed, the blower control unit 1012, just below the indoor unit 1034, for example, within a radius of 1m from directly below the cooling sensation / warming enhanced switch 1036 as such, as the temperature illusion material containing air KS1 only a specific region of the neighboring enhancement switch 1036 sensation / warming sensation is blown that controls the wind direction adjustment unit 1017.

In other words, in this embodiment, are previously restricted to just below the temperature illusion substance-containing regions specific areas air KS1 is blown, for example, cooling sensation / warming enhanced switch 1036. Therefore, the air blowing control unit 1012, it as the temperature illusion material containing air KS1 is blown when it is detected that the user M1 to that particular region is present, to control the temperature illusion substance release portion 1016.

Then, the blower control unit 1012, the type of temperature illusion material S1 in the above step S1003, emissions, based on the wind direction, and air flow of the determination result, the lid closing mechanism 1025 of the cartridge 1023 of temperature illusion substance release portion 1016, wind direction adjustment unit 1017, and transmits a control signal to the motor of the fan 1014 (step S1004 in Fig. 11).

Next, the lid opening and closing mechanism 1025 opens the lid 1023T cartridge 1023, the release of temperature illusion material S1 is started (step S1005 in FIG. 11). At this time, as described above, the temperature illusion material containing air KS1 are even if the room more than one person was present, selectively only to the user who has operated the cooling sensation / warming enhanced switch 1036 It is blown.

The user then M1 when the blown temperature illusion substance-containing air KS1 felt unnecessary by operating the cooling sensation / warming enhanced switch 1036 shutdown cooling sensation enhancement-mode or warming enhancement mode, i.e. temperature instructing the release stop illusion material S1. Thus, the blower control unit 1012 receives a release stop signal from coldness / warmth enhancement switch 1036 (Step S1006 in Fig. 11).
Then, the blower control unit 1012 transmits a control signal to the lid opening and closing mechanism 1025, the cover opening and closing mechanism 1025 to close the lid 1023T cartridge 1023, the release of temperature illusion material S1 is stopped (FIG. 11 Step S1007 ).

If the first to third embodiments, since the blower 1007 is equipped with a motion sensor 1018 detects the position of the user's head M1, blowing temperature illusion substance-containing air KS1 in a position other than the head can do. On the other hand, the motion sensors 1018, there is a disadvantage that it is difficult to distinguish between undesired who released the preferred human temperature illusion material. For this drawback, the blower 1035 in the present embodiment, the indoor unit 1034 includes a Hiyakan / warming enhancement switch 1036, just below the indoor unit 1034 in order to operate the cooling sensation / warming enhanced switch 1036 user M1 came to may be determined that the human emission is preferred temperatures illusion material S1. For example low stature children to unaffordable to cooling sensation / warming enhancement switch 1036, not approach the indoor unit in order to operate the temperature illusion material S1 is undesirable people bother sensation / warming enhancement switch 1036, and This is because it can be determined.

Therefore, in this embodiment, since the temperature illusion material containing air KS1 is blown only in the specific region in the vicinity of the cooling sensation / warming enhancement switch 1036, only user M1 came directly under the indoor unit 1034 Temperature illusion it is possible to obtain the effect of substance-containing air KS1. In other words, the blower 1035 of this embodiment can be a child, to avoid human undesired temperature illusion substance such as pregnant women blowing temperature illusion material containing air KS1.

In the case of this embodiment, it is envisioned that the temperature illusion material containing air KS1 in the head of the user M1 came directly under the indoor unit 1034 is blown. Therefore, different temperatures illusion substances S1, appropriately controlling the release amount, it is desirable that a user M1 that temperature illusion material containing air KS1 was blown to care so as not to feel pain.

Or it may be combined with the structure of the first embodiment in the configuration of this embodiment. That is, by adding the motion sensors 1018 to blower 1035 according to the present embodiment detects the position of the head of the user M1 came directly under the indoor unit 1034, the temperature illusion material containing air KS1 in a position other than the head There may be configured to be blown.

Further, in this embodiment, it cited configuration with a Hiyakan / warming enhancement switch 1036 to the indoor unit 1034. Instead of this configuration, by adding the motion sensors 1018, instead of the cooling sensation / warming enhancement switch 1036 detects the position of a user M1 that has the remote control 1003 by motion sensors 1018, with the remote control 1003 temperature illusion substance-containing air KS1 may be configured to be blown toward only the user who is.

Fifth Embodiment
Hereinafter, a fifth embodiment of the present invention will be described with reference to FIG.
The basic structure of an air conditioner according to this embodiment is identical to the first embodiment, the overall configuration of an air conditioner including the outdoor unit is different from the first embodiment.
Figure 12 is a cross-sectional view of the air conditioner of the fifth embodiment.
In the portion of the indoor unit shown in FIG. 12, the same reference numerals in FIG. 2 and common components of the first embodiment, the description thereof is omitted.

In the air conditioner of the first to fourth embodiments, the temperature illusion substance release portion was provided in the indoor unit. In contrast, in the air conditioner 1041 of the fifth embodiment, the temperature illusion substance release portion 1016 is provided in the outdoor unit 1043. Air conditioner 1041 of the fifth embodiment, like the third embodiment, releasing temperature illusion substance S1 to the warm-up operation period.

(Configuration of the outdoor unit)
As shown in FIG. 12, the outdoor unit 1043 is provided with a heat exchanger 1045, a compressor 1046, a fan 1047, a temperature illusion agent release portion 1016, a temperature illusion agent release fan 1048, a housing 1049, a It is provided. The heat exchanger 1045, a compressor 1046, a fan 1047, a temperature illusion substance-releasing unit 1016, and the temperature illusion substance release fan 1048 is housed in the housing 1049. Temperature illusion substance release unit 1016, similarly to the first embodiment includes a cartridge having a lid opening and closing mechanism.

(Configuration of the indoor unit)
Configuration of the indoor unit 1042 is basically the same as the first embodiment. However, since the temperature illusion substance release unit 1016 in the present embodiment it is provided in the outdoor unit 1043, that the temperature illusion substance release portion 1016 is not provided in the indoor unit 1042 is different from the first embodiment.

(The configuration of the piping system)
Air conditioner 1041, includes a refrigerant pipe 1051 which circulates the coolant between the indoor unit 1042 and the outdoor unit 1043, a temperature illusion agent release pipe 1052 for supplying the temperature illusion substance S1 to the chamber, the there. Inlet end 1052i temperature illusion substance release pipe 1052 is connected to a temperature illusion substance release unit 1016, the exit end 1052o are disposed near the outlet 1011R of the indoor unit 1042.
Of Temperature illusion substance release pipe 1052, a portion closer to the outlet end 1052o is to be in contact with the heat exchanger 1008 is Torimawasa inside the housing 1011. Temperature illusion substance release fan 1048 is provided in the middle of the temperature illusion substance release pipe 1052 located inside the housing 1049.

In order to realize a configuration of an air conditioner 1041 of this embodiment is generally of the air conditioner in the temperature illusion substance release pipe 1052 may be newly added with only refrigerant pipe 1051. Or, for example, in the case of applying the present embodiment to an air conditioner having a free water humidifying function, it is possible to use existing pipe such as a humidified air supply pipe. It may be configured to emit a temperature illusion material S1 through this kind of an existing pipe.

(Operation of the air conditioner)
Air conditioner 1041 of the present embodiment, in order to release the temperature illusion material S1 is in the warm-up operation period, the control flow is basically the same as the third embodiment shown in FIG.
However, the emission turn-step temperature illusion material S1 in sign S1003 in FIG. 9, the blower control unit 1012, actuates the cover opening and closing mechanism 1025 temperatures illusion substance release unit 1016, rotation of the temperature illusion substance release fan 1048 point at which to start the operation is different.

When the lid 1023T cartridge 1023 is opened by the operation of the cover opening and closing mechanism 1025, the temperature illusion substances S1, volatilized floating in space temperature illusion substance release portion 1016. By temperature illusion substance release fan 1048 is rotated in this state, the temperature illusion material containing air KS1 is blown toward the indoor unit 1042 via the temperature illusion substance release pipe 1052. Temperature illusion material containing air KS1 is when it is released from the outlet end 1052o temperature illusion substance release pipe 1052, joins the air flow created by fan 1014 of the indoor unit 1042, released from outlet 1011R into the room It is.

If the air conditioner 1041 is operated in a cooling mode, liquid refrigerant is supplied through the refrigerant pipe 1051, and indoor hot air sucked inside the indoor unit 1042 and the low-temperature refrigerant exchanges heat , the refrigerant becomes evaporated to gaseous form, it is sent to the outdoor unit 1049 through a refrigerant pipe 1051. Meanwhile, the air temperature by the heat exchange is lowered, it is blown out into the room as cool air from the air outlet 1011R of the indoor unit 1042. In this embodiment, since the temperature illusion substance release pipe 1052 is in contact with the heat exchanger 1008, heat is exchanged also between the temperature illusion material containing air KS1 and refrigerant. Thus, the temperature illusion material S1 is cooled to a temperature lower than a predetermined environmental temperature at the time before it is released into the room.

Or, if the air conditioner 1041 is operated in the heating mode, the gaseous refrigerant is supplied through the refrigerant pipe 1051, the low-temperature air and high-temperature and heat exchanging the refrigerant of the indoor sucked inside the indoor unit 1042 was carried out, the refrigerant is condensed into a liquid form is sent to the outdoor unit 1049 through a refrigerant pipe 1051. Meanwhile, the air temperature by the heat exchanger rises, it is blown out from the air outlet 1011R of the indoor unit 1042 into the room as warm air. In this embodiment, since the temperature illusion substance release pipe 1052 is in contact with the heat exchanger 1008, heat is exchanged also between the temperature illusion material containing air KS1 and refrigerant. Thus, the temperature illusion material S1 is warmed to a higher temperature than previously environmental temperature at the time before it is released into the room.

In this embodiment, like the first embodiment, the detected position of each part of the user M1 by motion sensors 1018, blower control unit 1012 controls the wind direction adjustment unit 1017, the head of the user M1 airflow temperature illusion substance-containing air KS1 is sent towards a region excluding. Other steps are the same as the first embodiment.

Also in the fifth embodiment, by suppressing the deposition temperature illusion material S1 in the head of a user M1, it can be realized an air conditioner comfortably without feeling pain or discomfort is obtained, first to that 4 the same effect as the embodiment can be obtained.

In the first to fourth embodiments, the temperature illusion substance release unit 1016 was provided in the indoor unit 1004, when the indoor unit 1004 is installed at a high position, the user M1 performs the replacement of the cartridge 1023 in some cases hard to. Especially when the indoor unit 1004 forms embedded in the ceiling of the air conditioner, this problem is remarkable. In that respect, the air conditioner 1041 of the fifth embodiment, the temperature illusion substance release portion 1016 is provided in the outdoor unit 1043, because it is in low position, an effect that the user M1 is easily perform replacement of the cartridge 1023 is obtained It is.

Further, in this embodiment, in the cooling mode, the temperature illusion material S1 is cooled to a temperature lower than a predetermined environmental temperature before being released into the room, the heating mode, the temperature illusion material S1 is discharged into the room It is warmed to a temperature higher than a predetermined environmental temperature before. Thus, it is possible to enhance the cooling sensation or warming the user M1 is obtained. In addition, it is possible to user M1 is to shorten the time until you feel a cold or warming sensation.

Sixth Embodiment
Hereinafter, a sixth embodiment of the present invention will be described with reference to FIG. 13.
In this embodiment, examples of the blowing device according to an embodiment of the present invention is applied to a hand dryer.
Figure 13 is a schematic view of a hand dryer according to a sixth embodiment.

As shown in FIG. 13, hand dryers 1061 includes a blower 1062, a housing 1063 for housing a blower 1062, the. Blower 1062, a fan 1064 (blower), and the temperature illusion agent release portion 1065, a wind direction adjustment unit 1066, a motion sensor 1067 (human body detection unit), coldness / warmth enhanced switch 1068 and (operation unit) , and a blower control unit 1069, the. Blower 1062 of the present embodiment selectively blowing temperature illusion material containing air KS1 toward a particular position of the user's body (around the wrist).

The central portion of the housing 1063, the recess 1063h is provided. The user, by insert his hand H1 is concave 1063H, it is possible to dry the hands H1 by airflow automatically blown out. The housing 1063, an upper outlet 1063t and the lower outlet 1063b for blowing airflow toward the recess 1063h is provided. In addition, the housing 1063, inlet for sucking the air (not shown) is provided in the housing 1063. Blower 1062 sends an internal air K1 or temperature illusion material containing air KS1 of the housing 1063 in the recess 1063H.

Fan 1064, by which it is rotated by a motor (not shown) sucks the room air inside the housing 1063, and then blowing the air inside K1 or temperature illusion material containing air KS1 of the housing 1063 to the outside . The fan 1064 may use various types of fans.

Wind direction adjustment unit 1066 adjusts the wind direction of the air K1 blown from the lower outlet 1063b. By the action of the wind direction adjustment unit 1066, blown air K1 is with a certain spread from the lower outlet 1063b

Human sensor 1067 detects that the fingertip of the user reaches a certain deep position of the recess 1063h. As motion sensors 1067 may be, for example, an optical sensor, an infrared sensor, or the like. Motion sensors 1067, so that it can detect the position of the fingertip when the hand H1 is encased to a certain depth of the recess 1063H, are provided from the bottom surface of the recess 1063H to the position of the appropriate height. Motion sensors 1067, determines the release start / stop temperature illusion material S1. Sensor for determining the release start / stop of the air K1 without the temperature illusion substance S1 (not shown), apart from the motion sensors 1067, it is provided on the upper side of the recess 1063H.

Temperature illusion substance release unit 1065 is provided in the vicinity of the upper outlet 1063t inside the housing 1063. Top discharge portion 1063t is generally provided on the vicinity of the wrist position when it reaches the user's fingertip in the detection position of the motion sensor 1067. Configuration of Temperature illusion substance release unit 1065 is the same as in the first embodiment. Temperature illusion substance release unit 1065 includes a cartridge, the cover opening and closing mechanism for opening and closing the lid of the cartridge, the. Similarly to the first embodiment, the temperature illusion substance release unit 1065 may further comprise a heater or the like to accelerate the sublimation temperature illusion material S1.

Sensation / warming enhancement switch 1068 is a switch for a user to instruct start / stop of discharge temperature illusion material S1. Sensation / warming enhancement switch 1068, the user of the upper surface of the housing 1063 is installed at any location that can be operated.

Blower control unit 1069 transmits a drive signal for rotating the fan 1064 when the sensor (not shown) that hand H1 of the user has entered the recess 1063h detects the motor. Further, the blower control unit 1069 opens the cartridge cover when receiving a release start signal coldness / warmth enhanced switch 1068 Temperature illusion material from undergoing release stop signal from the cooling sensation / warming enhanced switch 1068 to close the lid of the cartridge case, to transmit the driving signal to the lid opening and closing mechanism.

Hand dryer 1061 of this embodiment includes a cooling sensation / warming enhancement switch 1068 has a function the user can feel coolness or warmth when drying hands H1. Switching between use / non-use of this function is performed by the cooling sensation / warming enhanced switch 1068. The cooling sensation / warming enhancement switch 1068 is off, the air K1 ambient temperature without the temperature illusion material S1 is in the recess 1063h is blown, the user can dry the normal hand H1.

On the other hand, for example when the user feels hot, the user the sensation / warming enhance switch 1068 is turned on, select a sensation enhanced mode. At this time, the air flow of the air K1 without the temperature illusion material S1 is blown from the lower outlet 1063b, it strikes towards the tip of the hand H1. At the same time, the temperature illusion substances S1 of a cooling sensation-emphasizing is released from the cartridge by a command of the blower control unit 1069. Thus, the airflow temperature illusion substance-containing air KS1 is blown from the upper outlet 1063T, strikes in the vicinity of the wrist. The user, while feeling cool by airflow temperature illusion substance-containing air KS1 for sensation enhancing striking the vicinity of the wrist, it is possible to dry the whole of the hand H1.

On the other hand, when the user feels the cold, the user the sensation / warming enhance switch 1068 is turned on, it may be selected warming enhancement mode. Thus, the user, while feeling warmth by airflow temperature illusion substance-containing air KS1 for warming enhanced striking the vicinity of the wrist, it is possible to dry the whole of the hand H1.

Hand dryer 1061 of this embodiment due to the provision of a cooling sensation / warming enhanced mode, while feeling the coolness or warmth can dry the comfortable hand H1. Also, after use of the hand dryer 1061, the user fingertip, palm, etc. back of the hand, the eye in the previous part of the hand, it is highly likely touching the like mouth, the previous part of the hand if the temperature illusion substance-containing air there is a requirement that you do not want to blow KS1. That point, the hand dryer 1061 of the present embodiment, since the temperature illusion material containing air KS1 are selectively blown toward the wrist side, eyes user for subsequent hand dryer 1061, touch and mouth, stimulation Ya it is possible to reduce the risk to feel the pain.

In the hand dryer 1061 of the present embodiment, the temperature illusion only when user even when moved up and down in order to dry the hands H1 in the recess 1063H, the motion sensors 1067 detects a fingertip to release the substances S1, fingertip, palm, and there is little risk to touch temperature illusion substances S1 like the back of the hand.

Also, hand dryers 1061 of the present embodiment, the blood vessel is to release intensive temperature illusion material S1 toward the wrist located near the skin surface, the user feels more sharply the feeling and warmth cold be able to.

Also, hand dryers 1061 Temperature illusion material S1 is has a configuration which is released when the human sensor 1067 detects a fingertip. Therefore, if the user does not have a magnitude above a certain hand, can not detect the fingertip motion sensors 1067, temperature illusion material S1 is not released. Therefore, even if the cooling sensation / warming enhancement switch 1068 is ON state, when the hand is small child using a hand dryer 1061, although it is drying hands, temperature illusion material S1 is not released. Therefore, stimulation of temperature illusion material S1 is unfavorable child is safe to use.

Hand dryer 1061 of this embodiment has been equipped with only one motion sensors 1067 may include a plurality of motion sensors 1067 in the depth direction of the recess 1063H. This makes it possible to accurately detect the magnitude of the user's hand, it can be accurately determined whether to release the temperature illusion material.

Further, as the cooling sensation / warming enhancement switch may switch is used as a viewing on state when pressed. This allows the temperature illusion material only to those who want to use cooling sensation / warming enhanced mode positively is configured to be released.

Further, instead of the configuration of the above embodiment with a cooling sensation / warming enhancement switch 1068 detects the skin temperature of the hand motion sensors, for example automatically cold when the skin temperature is above a predetermined threshold value temperature illusion material for thermal enhancement is released, the temperature illusion substances for automatically warming enhanced when skin temperature is below a predetermined threshold value may be configured to be released.

The technical scope of the present invention is not limited to the above embodiment, it is possible to add various modifications without departing from the scope of the present invention.
For example, the blower control unit may blow temperature illusion substance-containing air temperature illusion material toward the position of the user is contained at a relatively high concentration, temperature illusion material toward the periphery of the user's relatively as for blowing air temperature illusion material containing air is contained in a low concentration or temperature illusion substance is not contained, it may control the temperature illusion substance release portion. That may be varied concentrations of temperature illusion substance and position of the user and their surroundings.

The air conditioner of the first to third embodiments, although blowing temperature illusion material containing air to avoid a part of the site (the head) of the human body, consideration temperature illusion material to objectionable human It has not been described in particular for. However, children with human sensor or other detecting means, if the temperature illusion substance such as pregnant women can determine undesirable person, if for example allow discrimination infants and children from the body size, they position of the human may be configured for blowing temperature illusion substance-containing air to a location excluding. Other detection means, for example, can be mentioned speech recognition, for example, does not react to the child's voice may be configured to respond only to an adult's voice. Or, the temperature illusion material input from the remote control user undesired's whereabouts may be configured to avoid the place temperature illusion material-containing air is blown.

The combination of the configurations of the first to fourth embodiments, it is possible to employ various combinations other than those described above. For example, the apparatus configuration without a human sensor of the fourth embodiment may be combined with control of releasing temperature illusion material warm-up period of the third embodiment. Further, in addition to the configuration for sending the temperature illusion substance-containing air at a position except for the head of the user, a specific site, except the head, for example, it is configured for delivering temperature illusion substance-containing air toward the like legs good.

In the above embodiment, an example of an air conditioner and hand dryers household as appliances with the blowing device according to an aspect of the present invention, the blowing device according to an aspect of the present invention, a household air conditioner and not limited to a hand dryer, commercial air conditioner, air cleaner, electric fan, can also be employed in electric appliances such as a heater.

Seventh Embodiment
Hereinafter, a seventh embodiment of the present invention will be described with reference to FIGS. 14 to 19.
In the present embodiment, an example of a home air conditioner (room air conditioners).
Figure 14 is a perspective view showing the air conditioner of the present embodiment.
Note that for clarity the components in each of the following figures, may indicate the scale may be changed in size by the components.

(The entire configuration of the air conditioner)
As shown in FIG. 14, the air conditioner 2001 of the present embodiment includes an air conditioner main body 2002, a user M2 is provided with a remote control 2003 for operating the air conditioner main body 2002, a. Air conditioner body 2002 is provided with a indoor unit 2004 and the outdoor unit 2005 is a so-called separate type. The indoor unit 2004, for example, is installed on the wall of the room. The outdoor unit 2005, a compressor is a general one having a condenser or the like, the description thereof is omitted. Air conditioner 2001 is equipped with basically the cooling mode and the heating mode, the other, air blowing mode, may be provided with a dry mode, and the like.

Air conditioner 2001 of this embodiment, by releasing the indoor space agonists and antagonists will be described later put in a stream, it is possible to feel cool sensation than the actual temperature to the user M2 is in the cooling mode, in the heating mode can be felt warm warming than the actual temperature to the user M2. Hereinafter, in this specification, it referred to the former and sensation enhancement-mode, referred to the latter as warmth enhanced mode. That is, the air conditioner of the present embodiment, in addition to agonists and antagonists normal cooling mode and heating mode which does not release, and a cooling sensation enhancement-mode and warming enhancement-mode releasing agonists and antagonists.

As the temperature illusion substances, TRP receptor activator which activates the TRP receptor by being received in, TRP receptor activity of inhibiting the activation of TRP receptors by being received in the inhibitor and, it is known. In the present specification, referred to above activator and agonist, referred to as antagonists of the above activator inhibitor. For example, when the agonist is received in the TRPA1 is a cold motion sensors, the human whereas feel a sensation even without receiving a temperature stimulus, and the antagonist is received in the TRPA1, cold sensation, which is usually feel than usual it becomes dull.
In the present specification, sometimes referred to collectively as agonists and antagonists acting on thermal stimulation receptors in vivo called temperature illusion material.

Examples of the combination of the TRP receptor agonist is as follows.
As agonists to accommodate TRPAl, for example, allyl isothiocyanate, cinnamaldehyde, allicin, diallyl sulfide, Zingiber mioga Earl, such as piperine and the like.
As agonists to accommodate TRPM8, for example, menthol, menthone, 1,8-cineole and the like.
As agonists to accommodate TRPV3, thymol, carvacrol, eugenol, camphor, etc. dihydro carbenium ol.
As agonists to accommodate TRPVl, capsaicin, capsinoid, gingerol, shogaol, zingerone, piperine, eugenol, sanshool, allyl isothiocyanate, Orubaniru, chavicine, Zingiber mioga Earl, Zingiber mioga bird Earl, such as vanillyl butyl ether.
TRP receptor substantially to the agonist 1: and corresponds to 1, as allyl isothiocyanate, agonists that act on two or more of the TRP receptors also exist rare.

Examples of the combination of the TRP receptor antagonist is as follows.
As an antagonist to accommodate TRPAl, for example, 2-methyl-4-phenyl-1-pentanol, (E) -2-ethyl-4-phenyl-2-penten-1-ol, (Z) -2-ethyl - 4-phenyl-2-penten-1-ol, 2-ethyl-4-phenyl-1-pentanol, (E) -2-ethyl-4-phenyl-2-hexen-1-ol, (Z) -2 - ethyl-4-phenyl-2-hexen-1-ol, (E) -2-methyl-4-phenyl-2-penten-1-ol, 1,8-cineole, camphor, resveratrol, cinnamaldehyde, etc. and the like.
As an antagonist to accommodate TRPM8, for example, cinnamaldehyde and the like.
As an antagonist to accommodate TRPVl, for example, trans-4-tert-butyl cyclohexanol, 4- (1-methylethyl) benzene propanal, anthranilic acid cis-3- hexenyl salicylate isobutyl, N-[2-(4- chlorophenyl) ethyl] -1,3,4,5-tetrahydro-7,8-dihydroxy-2H-2-benzazepine-2-carbothioamide, N- (4-tert- butylbenzyl) -N '- [3- fluoro 4- (methylsulfonylamino) benzyl] thiourea, 4- (3-chloro-2-pyridinyl)-N-[4- (1,1-dimethylethyl) phenyl] -1-piperazine carboxamide, 1- isoquinolin5 - yl-3- (4-trifluoromethyl - benzyl) - urea, N-(2-bromo Phenyl) -N '- [2- [ethyl (3-methylphenyl) amino] ethyl] - urea, N-(3-methoxyphenyl) -4- Kuroroshinamido, (E) -3- (4-t- butylphenyl) -N-(2,3-dihydro-benzo [b] [1,4] dioxin-6-yl) acrylamide, (E) -N- (7- hydroxy-5,6,7,8-tetrahydronaphthalen-1- yl) -3- (2- (piperidin-1-yl) 6- (trifluoromethyl) pyridin-3-yl) acrylamide, 6- (4-fluorophenyl) -2-methyl-N-(2- methylbenzo thiazol-5-yl) nicotinamide, N- (4- [6- (4- trifluoromethyl - phenyl) - pyrimidin-4-yloxy] - benzothiazol-2-yl) - acetamide, 1- [3- (Trifluoromethyl) pyridin-2-yl] -N- [4- (trifluoromethyl) phenyl] -1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridin-4-carboxamide, N-1H-indazol-4-yl -N '- [(1R) -5- piperidin-1-yl-2,3-dihydro -1H- inden-1-yl] urea, N- (8-tert- butyl-3,4-dihydro -2H- 1-benzopyran-4-yl) -N '- (1H-indazol-4-yl) urea, N- (4- [6- (4- trifluoromethyl - phenyl) - pyrimidin-4-yloxy] - benzothiazole 2-yl) acetamide, (R) - (5-tert- butyl-2,3-dihydro -1H- inden-1-yl)-3-(1H-indazol-4-yl) - urea, N- 2-bromophenyl) -N '- [((R) -1- (5- trifluoromethyl-2-pyridyl) pyrrolidin-3-yl)] urea, (E) -N - [(R) -1- (3,5-difluoro-4-methanesulfonyl-amino - phenyl) - ethyl] -3- (2-propyl-6-trifluoromethyl - pyridin-3-yl) - acrylamide, and the like capsazepine.

As agonists and antagonists employed in an air conditioner 2001 of the present embodiment, it is not harmful to the human body, the temperature illusion effect be easily obtained for humans, easy to handle, it is easily available, from the viewpoint of being low cost, it is desirable to select a temperature illusion material. For example, it can be selected from the raw materials contained spices, aroma oil and the like.

(Configuration of the indoor unit)
Figure 15 is a cross-sectional view of the indoor unit 2004.
As shown in FIG. 15, the indoor unit 2004 includes a blower 2007, a heat exchanger 2008, and the signal receiver 2009, a controller 2010, and a housing 2011, a. It will be described later blower 2007. The heat exchanger 2008, performs heat exchange between the indoor air and the refrigerant. The heat exchanger 2008, since the conventional general heat exchanger is used, the description thereof is omitted. Signal receiver 2009 receives various signals transmitted from the remote controller 2003. Control unit 2010, in addition to the blower control unit 2012 to be described later, and controls the entire air conditioner includes a heat exchanger 2008. Inside the housing 2011, the blower 2007 fan 2014, the components of the heat exchanger 2008 and the like are accommodated. Further, the lower portion of the housing 2011, air outlet 2011R for blowing air flow by the fan 2014 to the outside. Further, the upper portion of the housing 2011, inlet for sucking the indoor air into the housing 2011 (not shown) is provided, the filter 2026 is provided in the vicinity of the inlet.

Blower 2007, a fan 2014 (blower), and the agonist-emitting portion 2015, an antagonist release portion 2016, a wind direction adjustment unit 2017, and a room temperature sensor 2019, an air blowing control unit 2012, the. Blower 2007 sends the air inside the housing 2011, or air agonists and antagonists are included in the external space of the housing 2011. In the present specification, sometimes referred to as air agonists and antagonists are contained temperature illusion material containing air.

Fan 2014 fetches the indoor air into the housing 2011, and then blowing the heat exchanger 2008 is thermally exchanged air or temperature illusion substance-containing air to the outside. The fan 2014, for example, cross flow fan is used, without being particularly limited to the cross flow fan, it is possible to use a variety of fans. Inside the housing 2011, the air flow guide 2021 for making an air flow by regulating the air flow direction is provided.
Fan 2014 of this embodiment corresponds to the blower claims.

Wind direction adjustment unit 2017 adjusts the wind direction of the air flow consisting of air or temperature illusion substance-containing air. Wind direction adjustment unit 2017 is provided with a movable louver that changes the inclination angle by a drive mechanism including a motor or the like (not shown). 15, of the movable louver, but only the horizontal louvers 2022 to adjust the direction of air flow in the chamber in the vertical direction are shown, the movable louvers, a vertical louver for adjusting the direction of air flow in the horizontal direction of the chamber and a further. Movable louvers may be a configuration that does not work in the blower, for example, a swing mode or the like as the wind direction mode, may be configured to reciprocate.

Room sensor 2019 detects the environmental temperature of the room where the indoor unit 2004 is installed (room temperature). The room temperature sensor 2019, for example, a temperature sensor generally made of a thermistor or the like is used. Room sensor 2019 is installed at any position of the outer surface of the housing 2011. Position of the room temperature sensor 2019 may be a position suitable for detecting the environmental temperature is not particularly limited.

(Configuration of the agonist-emitting portion and the antagonist release portion)
As shown in FIG. 15, an agonist-emitting portion 2015 is a space between the fan 2014 and the horizontal louvers 2022 (wind direction adjusting unit 2017), provided in the vicinity of the air outlet 2011R located at one end of the air guide 2022 ing. Agonists emitting unit 2015 emits agonist which is one of temperature illusion material, the air delivered from the fan 2014 is contained agonist, to produce an agonist-containing air.

Similarly, antagonists emitting portion 2016 is a space between the fan 2014 and the horizontal louvers 2022 (wind direction adjusting unit 2017) is provided in the vicinity of the air outlet 2011R located at one end of the air guide 2022. Antagonist emitting portion 2016 emits antagonist is contained antagonist air delivered from the fan 2014, to generate the antagonist containing air.

Figure 16 is a diagram showing an example of an agonist-emitting portion 2015. The configuration of the antagonist emitting portion 2016 has a configuration similar to that of the agonist-emitting portion 2015, a description thereof will be omitted.
As shown in FIG. 16, an agonist emitting portion 2015A includes a cartridge 2023 agonist S2 is accommodated, a temperature controller 2024, and a lid closing mechanism 2025 for opening and closing the lid 2023T cartridge 2023, the. In this example, solid-like agonists S2 is accommodated in the cartridge 2023. Temperature controller 2024, by the agonist S2 each cartridge 2023 heating or cooling is used to adjust the temperature of the agonist S2 to the prior release of agonist S2. Cover opening and closing mechanism 2025 opens the lid 2023T cartridge 2023 when receiving a release start signal from the air blow control unit 2012, closing the lid 2023T cartridge 2023 when receiving a release stop signal from the blower control unit 2012.

As shown in FIG. 15, an agonist emitting unit 2015, for example, a cooling sensation-enhancing agonist emitting portion 2015C agonist S2 of a cooling sensation-emphasizing is accommodated such menthol, agonists of warmth for enhanced e.g. capsaicin etc. storage It comprises warming and for enhancing the agonist-emitting region 2015W which is a. Furthermore, the cooling sensation-enhancing agonist emitting portion 2015C, there may be several, each of warmth-enhancing agonist emitting portion 2015W. However, when the air conditioner 2001 is provided with only one of the cooling sensation enhancement-mode and warming enhancement mode includes sensation-enhancing agonists, only one of release of the warming-enhancing agonist it is sufficient that.

Temperature controller 2024 of sensation-enhancing agonist emitting portion 2015C is the temperature of the agonist is adjusted to a temperature below ambient temperature prior to releasing the agonist. The temperature adjustment unit 2024 of the warmth-enhancing agonist emitting unit 2015W is the temperature of the agonist is adjusted to a temperature higher than ambient temperature prior to releasing the agonist.

As shown in FIG. 16, in the agonist-emitting portion 2015A, it is contained in the air K2 the gas agonist S2 is sent from the fan 2014 to diffuse upward when the lid 2023T cartridge 2023 is opened, containing an agonist S2 temperature illusion substance-containing air KS2 that is released into the room. At this time, the blower control unit 2012 may adjust the amount of released agonist S2 of the temperature illusion material containing air KS2 (concentration) by adjusting the opening degree of the lid 2023T. Also, the release of agonist S2 is stopped when the lid 2023T cartridge 2023 is closed.

Antagonist release unit 2016, the contents of the cartridge 2023 is different from the agonist-emitting portion 2015. Figure 15 As shown, the antagonist release unit 2016, and for example, 2-methyl-4-phenyl-1-pentanol sensation suppressing antagonist release portion antagonist for sensation suppression is accommodated such 2016C, for example trans -4-tert antagonist for warming suppression such as butyl cyclohexanol is provided with a warming and suppressing antagonist emitting portion 2016W housed.

Temperature regulator antagonist emitting portion 2016 2024, it is unnecessary to adjust the temperature of the antagonist to a particular temperature before especially releasing antagonists. Temperature regulator antagonist emitting portion 2016 2024 is to accelerate the sublimation of the antagonist by heating the antagonist.

Figure 17 is a diagram showing another example of the agonist-emitting portion 2015b. 17, the same reference numerals are given to same constituent elements as in FIG. 16, the description thereof is omitted.
As shown in FIG. 17, the interior of the cartridge 2023, the entire rather than solid-like agonists, several agonists containing pellets P2 may be accommodated. Agonist containing pellets P2 is an agonist S2 and the resin binder B2 were mixed at a predetermined ratio, it is obtained by molding into pellets. Agonist containing pellets P2 is simple to handle than solid-like agonist S2 shown in FIG. 16, the exchange of agonist S2, it is easy task replenishment like.

While the agonist by using the sublimation action of an agonist of the solid showed an example to be released into the air, in this case, it is desirable that the agonist has a volatility. However, not limited to this example, for example powdery, particulate, may be housed in a cartridge 2023 in the form of a liquid agonists capsular or the like are dispersed in a solvent. In this case, liquid spray using spraying, by a technique such as a liquid jet containing capsules may be to release agonist.

(Configuration of the control unit)
As shown in FIG. 15, the control unit 2010 including a blower control unit 2012 is provided inside the housing 2011 of the indoor unit 2004. Blower control unit 2012, a fan 2014, by controlling the agonist-emitting portion 2015 and the antagonist release portion 2016, an air / stop of air or temperature illusion material containing air, to adjust the air volume, etc. of the airflow. Blower control unit 2012, blowing period for blowing temperature illusion material containing air, a second period for blowing a first period for blowing agonist-containing air agonist is contained, the antagonist-containing air antagonist is contained When, as including, controls the agonist-emitting portion and the antagonist release portion.

(Configuration of the remote control)
FIG. 18 is a front view of the remote control 2003.
As shown in FIG. 18, the remote controller 2003, the air-conditioning function operation section 2027, a temperature illusion agent release operation portion 2028, a display portion 2029, a signal transmission unit 2030, the. Air conditioning function operation section 2027, for example, the operation / stop button includes temperature setting button, air volume adjustment button, the normal cooling mode, such as wind direction adjustment button, a plurality of buttons for performing various operations related to heating mode. Temperature illusion substance release operation unit 2028, the release / stop button temperatures illusion substances consisting of agonists and antagonists, the cooling sensation enhancement mode / warming enhancement-mode selection button, the cooling sensation enhancement mode intensity setting button of each mode, warmth according to the enhanced mode includes a plurality of buttons for performing various operations.

Display unit 2029, for example, a liquid crystal panel, the above-mentioned various button selection results. Signal transmitting unit 2030 transmits toward the signal receiver 2009 of the indoor unit 2004 of the instruction content selected by the various buttons as a radio signal.

(Operation of the air conditioner)
Figure 19 is a flowchart for explaining the operation of the air conditioner 2001.
Hereinafter, with reference to FIG. 19, the operation of the air conditioner 2001 of the present embodiment.
Here, only portions related to the release of temperature illusion substance S2 as a characteristic point of this embodiment. Thus, at the start of the flow chart of FIG. 19, the air conditioner 2001 is assumed to have been already operated in the normal cooling mode or heating mode the temperature illusion substance S2 is not released.

Signal receiver 2009, the remote controller 2003, for example, operation start cooling sensation or warming sensation enhancement-mode, i.e. receives a signal instructing the release initiation of agonists and antagonists, and transmits a start instruction signal to the blower control unit 2012 (FIG. 19 step S2001 of).

Then, the blower control unit 2012 detects the environmental temperature by Room sensor 2019 (step S2002 in FIG. 19).

Then, the blower control unit 2012, based on the environmental temperature detection result by the room temperature sensor 2019, the type of temperature illusion substances emissions to determine wind direction, and the air volume (step S2003 in FIG. 19). For example, for different temperatures illusion substance S2, when the ambient temperature is higher than a predetermined threshold value, the blower control unit 2012 determines that the cooling sensation-emphasizing mode, select an antagonist for agonists and warming suppression for sensation enhancing to. Further, when the ambient temperature is below a predetermined threshold, the blower control unit 2012 determines that the warmth enhanced mode, selecting agonists and antagonists for sensation suppression for warming enhanced. That is, the blower control unit based on the detection result of the room temperature sensor, to vary the type of agonists and antagonists to release, it controls the agonist-emitting portion and the antagonist release portion.

Or, instead of the configuration where the blower control unit 2012 determines the type of temperature illusion substances on the basis of the detection result of the room temperature sensor, in a situation where the user has selected the cooling mode, the blower control unit 2012 for sensation enhancing of selecting an antagonist for agonists and warming suppression, in situations where the user has selected the heating mode, the air blowing control unit 2012 a configuration for selecting agonists and antagonists for sensation suppression for enhanced warmth it may be.

Then, the blower control unit 2012, the type of temperature illusion material in the above step S2006, emissions, wind direction, and based on the air volume of the determination result, agonist-emitting portion and the antagonist release unit each cartridge 2023 of the lid opening and closing mechanism of 2025, wind direction adjustment unit 2017, and transmits a control signal to the motor of the fan 2014 (step S2004 in Fig. 19).

Specifically, the blower control unit comprises the antagonist in the cooling mode, to at least one of the agonist to the release to at least one of the low temperature side is a TRP receptor TRPM8 and TRPAl, a TRP receptor on the high temperature side TRPV1 and TRPV3 to release, it controls the agonist-emitting portion and the antagonist release portion. Further, the blower control unit, in the heating mode, agonist and the release to at least one of TRPV1 and TRPV3 is a TRP receptor on the high temperature side, releasing the antagonist to at least one of a TRP receptor on the low temperature side TRPM8 and TRPA1 as controls the agonist-emitting portion and the antagonist release portion.

Next, the lid opening and closing mechanism 2025 by opening the lid 2023T of each cartridge 2023 of agonist-emitting portion 2015 and the antagonist release unit 2016, the release of agonist and antagonist are started simultaneously (step S2005 in FIG. 19). The period of agonist-containing air agonist is contained is blown to the first period, when the period of antagonist containing air antagonist is contained is blown and the second period, in this embodiment and the first period and the second period overlaps in time. Release temperatures illusion material is continued until the next receiving a stop signal.

Then, the signal receiver 2009 is transmitted from the remote controller 2003, for example, shutdown of the cooling sensation or warming sensation enhancement-mode, i.e. when receiving a signal indicating the release stopping of agonists and antagonists, a stop signal to the blower control unit 2012 (step S2006 in FIG. 19).

Then, the blower control unit 2012 transmits a control signal to the lid opening and closing mechanism 2025, by closing the lid 2023T of each cartridge 2023 of the lid closing mechanism 2025 is agonist-emitting portion 2015 and the antagonist release portion 2016, agonists and antagonists release is stopped (step S2007 in FIG. 19).

(Effect of this embodiment)
For example, in the conventional air conditioner having a function of releasing temperature illusion substances such as mint flavoring and capsaicin, although expected degree of cooling sensation effect and warming effect, to obtain a sufficient comfort of the user there has been a problem that it is difficult.

For this problem, an air conditioner 2001 of the present embodiment has a function to release the agonist and antagonist simultaneously stream to blow. Therefore, in the example cooling mode it is being suppressed the activation of TRP receptors TRPV1 like that functions as a warming sensor by antagonists, TRP receptor TRPA1 such functions as cooling sensation sensor by agonists is activated. Further, in the heating mode, while the activation of the TRP receptor TRPA1 such functions as cooling sensation sensor is suppressed by the antagonist, TRP receptor TRPV1 like that functions as a warming sensor by agonists is activated.

As a result, as compared with the case of releasing only agonist in a stream, it is possible to further improve the comfort of the user M2. Furthermore, in the case of the conventional general air conditioner, for example, in reducing the very hot ambient temperature of the room to a comfortable temperature, it requires a certain operating time. In contrast, in the present embodiment of the air conditioner 2001, while suppressing the warming of the user M2 by antagonists to improve the sensation of the user M2 by an agonist, compared with the case of releasing only agonist Te, it is possible to speed up the time until the user M2 to get a comfortable feeling.

Further, in this embodiment, the temperature of an agonist for cooling sensation-emphasizing is adjusted to a temperature below ambient temperature prior to the release of the agonist, the temperature of the agonists for enhancing warming rather than ambient temperature prior to the release of the agonist It is adjusted to a higher temperature. As a result, the user can feel the cooling sensation or warming, further accelerate the time to get a comfortable feeling.

Temperature illusion substance release unit 2016 may not necessarily be provided in the vicinity of the air outlet 2011R, it may be provided at any position of the air flow path sent from the fan 2014. However, in this embodiment, the temperature illusion substance release unit 2016 is provided in the vicinity of the air outlet 2011R, it is disposed at a lower position of the indoor unit 2004. As a result, the user M2 is an effect is obtained that it is easy to exchange work of the cartridge 2023.

The present inventors have conducted an experiment for verifying the effect of the. Below, to report on the results of the experiment.
First, the present inventors have verified the warming enhancing effect when used in combination agonists and antagonists.
In this experiment, using a vanillyl butyl ether (VBE) as a TRPV1 agonist that acts as warmth sensor was used camphor as an antagonist of TRPA1 functioning as cooling sensation sensor.

Ethanol concentration of 0.05% of the VBE and concentration of 0.1% of the solution was added with camphor as a solvent (solution containing agonist and antagonist) was prepared and a sample of Example 1.
Ethanol 0.05% VBE as the solvent (containing agonist, solution containing no antagonist) solution added was prepared and was used as a sample of Comparative Example 1.

It was coated to a droplet diameter 3cm samples of Examples 1 and Comparative Example 1 to the forearm of the test person.
Next, using a thermo-camera, to measure the time course of skin temperature of forearm.
Further, as a reference, it was measured anything aging of the skin temperature of the portion not coated (non-coated portion) of the forearm.
In mutually close the forearm of one of the testers, Example 1, was measured skin temperature in Comparative Example 1, and the non-coating portion. Therefore, individual differences of skin temperature, the difference due to the site of skin temperature is considered to be negligible.

Figure 20 is a first embodiment, is a graph showing temporal changes of each skin temperature of Comparative Example 1, and the non-coating portion. 20, the horizontal axis is the elapsed time from the time of applying each sample (s) and the vertical axis represents the skin temperature (° C.). Reference numeral A is a graph of Example 1, the symbol B is a graph of Comparative Example 1, reference numeral C is a graph of the non-coating portion.

As shown in FIG. 20, the skin temperature of Example 1, from application to approximately 200 seconds is relatively low, then showed almost similar changes and skin temperature of Comparative Example 1, elevated in about 350 seconds after and showed almost similar changes and skin temperature of the non-coating portion.

Example 1, for each of Comparative Example 1, and the non-coated portion, summarizes the average temperature, maximum temperature, minimum temperature, the temperature difference between the maximum and minimum temperatures in Table 1 below.

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Whereas the temperature difference between the maximum temperature and the minimum temperature in the non-coated portion was 1.0 ° C., the temperature difference in the comparative example 1 was the 1.2 ° C., the temperature difference in the first embodiment is 1.7 It was ℃. Namely, for values ​​of the non-coating portion, the skin temperature rises in Example 1 and Comparative Example 1 was applied temperature illusion material. Furthermore, in the case of Example 1 using a combination of agonists and antagonists, as compared with Comparative Example 1 using only an agonist, it was found that a large increase in the skin temperature.

Furthermore, the present inventors, the sample of Example 1 and Comparative Example 1 to the test who was applied to the forearm, and a sensory test of temperature sensation.
As a method of evaluating the functional test, the test person, a warm sense of feel in the forearm, one point: I do not feel anything, two points: just a little hot, three points: a little hot, 4 points: a little hot - some hot, 5 points: somewhat hot, 6 points: slightly hot ~ quite hot, 7 points: using quite hot, the evaluation points of the seven-step, after the sample was applied and evaluated at predetermined time intervals.

Figure 21 is a graph showing a functional test results of thermal sensation for each of Example 1 and Comparative Example 1. In Figure 21, the horizontal axis is the elapsed time from the time of applying each sample (s) and the vertical axis represents the intensity of warming sensation (evaluation points). Reference numeral A is a graph of Example 1, the symbol B is a graph of Comparative Example 1.

As shown in FIG. 21, in Comparative Example 1, an evaluation point is one point until the elapsed time 240 seconds after application (not feel anything), evaluation points are two points at the time of the elapsed time is 300 seconds (just a little It became a hot). In contrast, in Example 1, an evaluation point is one point until the elapsed time of 180 seconds after application (not feel anything), evaluation points are two points by the elapsed time is 240 seconds (little hot), and evaluation point elapsed time of 300 seconds was the three points (a little hot). From this result, in Example 1 using a combination of agonists and antagonists, as compared with Comparative Example 1 using only agonist tester was found that start feeling earlier warming.

From the above experimental results, the combined use of the agonists and antagonists were found to be enhanced warmth than using only agonist.
Above, the present inventors, warming enhancing effect of the air conditioner 2001 of the present embodiment was verified.

Although not shown the experimental data for cooling sensation enhancing effect, the present inventors have found that proper selection of TRPV1 or antagonist of TRPV3 functioning as TRPA1 or agonist of TRPM8 and warmth sensor, which functions as a cooling sensation sensor by, as with warming enhancing effect, to obtain a confirmation obtained a cooling sensation enhancing effect.

Then, the present inventors have verified the cooling sensation enhancing effect and warming enhancing effect when the temperature control was performed prior to the release of the agonist.
In this experiment, menthol is used as TRPM8 agonist that acts as cooling sensation sensor was used VBE as TRPV1 agonist that acts as warmth sensor.

As a sample used in the sensation sensory tests, a solution prepared by adding 3% strength menthol in ethanol as a solvent was prepared, the solution was cooled down to 18 ° C. at a temperature lower than the ambient temperature (24 ° C.), carried It was used as a sample of example 2.
In contrast, not subjected to cooling, to the above solution of the environmental temperature (24 ° C.) and the sample of Comparative Example 2.

Additional samples of Example 2 and Comparative Example 2, the forearm of the test person was coated to a droplet diameter 3 cm, and a sensory test of temperature sensation the test feels. Evaluation of sensory tests were carried out similarly to the warming sensory test of the seven stages. Evaluation points for the sensation, one point: I do not feel anything, two points: just a little cold, 3 points: a little cold, 4 points: a little cold - a little cold, 5 points: a little cold, 6 points: slightly cold - quite cold, 7 points: it is quite cold, of the seven stages.

Figure 22 is a graph showing a functional test results of feeling cold for each of Example 2 and Comparative Example 2. In Figure 22, the horizontal axis represents the elapsed time (in seconds) from the time of applying each sample, and the vertical axis is the cooling sensation strength (evaluation points). Reference numeral D denotes the graph of Example 2, reference symbol E denotes a graph of Comparative Example 2.

As shown in FIG. 22, in Comparative Example 2, an evaluation point is 6 points until the elapsed time of 30 seconds after application (some cold-quite cold), the elapsed time after 60 seconds evaluation point 3 points (slightly It was cold). In contrast, in Example 2, an evaluation point is 7 points until the elapsed time of 30 seconds after application (quite cold), the evaluation point elapsed time of 60 seconds was 2 points (little cold) there, the evaluation point is after 120 seconds was 3 points (a little cold). From this result, in Example 2 was pre-cooled agonist for cool feeling sensor, as compared to Comparative Example 2 which did not cool the agonist tester was found to feel stronger sensation at the initial stage after application .

Next, as a sample to be used in warming sensory tests, a solution prepared by adding 0.05% VBE of ethanol as a solvent was prepared, until the solution is 33 ° C. is a temperature higher than ambient temperature (24 ° C.) heated, and the sample of example 3.
In contrast, not subjected to heating, and the above solution of Comparative Example 3 samples of ambient temperature (24 ° C.).

Example 3 above and the sample of Comparative Example 3 was coated to a droplet diameter 3cm to the forearm of the test person was carried out warming sensory test. Evaluation of sensory tests were used to evaluate points similar seven steps as described above.

Figure 23 is a graph showing the results of a warming sensory test for each of Example 3 and Comparative Example 3. 23, the horizontal axis is the elapsed time from the time of applying each sample (s) and the vertical axis represents the intensity of warming sensation (evaluation points). Symbol F indicates a graph of Example 3, symbol G denotes a graph of Comparative Example 3.

As shown in FIG. 23, in Comparative Example 3, evaluation points until the elapsed time of 120 seconds after application is one point (nothing felt), elapsed time since 120 seconds was increased gradually evaluation point. In contrast, in Example 2, an evaluation point is 3 points until the elapsed time of 30 seconds after the application (a little hot), the elapsed time is (not feel anything points 1 rating point is 60 seconds to 120 seconds ), and since 120 seconds as in Comparative example 3, evaluation points are increased gradually. From this result, in Example 3 was heated agonist for warming sensors beforehand, as compared with Comparative Example 3 which was not heated agonist, tester was found to feel stronger warming at an early stage after application .

From the above experimental results, by controlling the temperature of the agonist before release of agonist, compared to the case where not performed the temperature control of the agonist, that agonist can enhance the cooling sensation or warming sensation at the time of adhering to the skin understood.

Here does not show experimental data, the present inventors have found that instead of using agonists alone, even when used in combination with agonists and antagonists, the temperature control of the temperature illusion material prior release of these temperatures illusion substances by performing, in comparison with the case where not performed the temperature control of the temperature illusion material, to obtain a confirmation that can enhance the thermal sensation of the user.

Eighth Embodiment
Hereinafter, an eighth embodiment of the present invention will be described with reference to FIG. 24.
The basic structure of an air conditioner according to this embodiment is identical with the seventh embodiment, the contents of control by the air supply control unit is different from the seventh embodiment.
Figure 24 is a flowchart for explaining the operation of the air conditioner of the eighth embodiment.

(Operation of the air conditioner)
As shown in FIG. 24, and transmits the step S2001 for receiving signals the signal receiver 2009 instructs the release initiation temperature illusion material, type of the blowing control unit 2012 is temperature illusion substances, wind direction, a control signal of air volume, etc. processing up to step S2004 is the same as the seventh embodiment shown in FIG. 19. Eighth embodiment is different from the seventh embodiment, a timing of release of the agonists and antagonists.

In this embodiment, the second period the first period and the antagonist-containing air agonist-containing air is blown is blown are displaced in time.

Specifically, the blower control unit 2012 controls the cover opening and closing mechanism 2025, by the lid opening and closing mechanism 2025 opens the lid 2023T cartridge 2023 antagonist release portion 2016, the steps of (Fig 24 release of the antagonist is started S2005).
Then, after the lapse of a predetermined time from the discharge start of the antagonist, the blower control unit 2012 controls the cover opening and closing mechanism 2025, the lid closing mechanism 2025 by opening the lid 2023T cartridge 2023 of agonist-emitting portion 2015, the agonist emission is started (step S2006 in FIG. 24).
Other flow is similar to the seventh embodiment.

(Effect of this embodiment)
Also in the eighth embodiment, as compared with the case of releasing only agonist in a stream can be realized an air conditioner to improve the comfort of the user M2, the same effect as the seventh embodiment as being obtained .

Especially in the case of the eighth embodiment, since the shift and emission timing of the release timing and antagonist agonist, as the release period for both it was partially overlap, cover 2023T and antagonist release of the cartridge 2023 of the agonist-emitting portion 2015 time the lid 2023T cartridge 2023 parts 2016 are open at the same time is shorter than the seventh embodiment. Thus, it is possible to reduce the contamination of the temperature illusion substance in the release path of the agonists and antagonists. However, contrary to the above order, release of the agonist earlier release of the antagonist may be a later. In addition, the release period of the release period and the antagonist of the agonist, may be overlapped part, may not overlap at all.

In the present embodiment, although shifting the emission timing of the release timing and antagonist agonist in step S2004 and subsequent periods of 24, may be shifted larger than this. For example the release timing of the antagonist and during the warm-up period, the release timing of an agonist may be in the steady operation period. According to this configuration, for example if the cooling mode, may be lukewarm air hardly felt by the release of the antagonist discomfort during the warm-up period is blown.

[Ninth Embodiment]
Hereinafter, a ninth embodiment of the present invention, FIG. 25 will be described with reference to FIG. 26.
The basic structure of an air conditioner according to this embodiment is identical to the seventh embodiment, the contents of control by the part of the configuration and the blower control unit of an air conditioner is different from the seventh embodiment.
Figure 25 is a cross-sectional view of the indoor unit in the air conditioner of the ninth embodiment.
Figure 26 is a flowchart for explaining the operation of the air conditioner.
In Figure 25, the same reference numerals are given to same constituent elements as in FIG. 14 used in the seventh embodiment, and detailed description thereof will be omitted.

(Configuration of the indoor unit)
As shown in FIG. 25, the indoor unit 2034, a blower 2035, a heat exchanger 2008, and the signal receiver 2009, a controller 2010, and a housing 2011, a. Blower 2035, a fan 2014 (blower), and the agonist-emitting portion 2015, an antagonist release portion 2016, a wind direction adjustment unit 2017, includes a room temperature sensor 2019, a motion sensor 2018, an air blowing control unit 2012, the there. That is, the blower 2035 of the present embodiment has a configuration in which the blowing device 2007 of the seventh embodiment is motion sensors 2018 is added.

Motion sensors 2018 detects a position of the indoor user M2, human specific site, for example, to detect the position of the head. As motion sensors 2018, an infrared sensor is used for detecting the position of the human body by detecting infrared rays emitted from, for example a human body. Alternatively, the motion sensors 2018, ultrasonic sensor or the like may be used. Using motion sensors 2018 having a relatively high resolution, not only the position of the user M2, it is possible to detect a human body at a specified site.
Motion sensors 2018 of the present embodiment corresponds to the human body detection unit in the claims.

(Configuration of the blower control unit)
Blast / Stop airflow blowing control unit 2012 is composed of air or temperature illusion material containing air, the point of adjusting the air amount of the air flow is the same as the seventh embodiment. On the other hand, as a point different from the seventh embodiment, the blower control unit 2012, based on the detection result of the human sensor 2018, and blowing the agonist-containing air toward the portion except for the head of the user M2, the head as blowing antagonist-containing air toward the site including, controls the airflow-direction adjustment unit 2017. That is, the blower 2035 in this embodiment includes a blower to separate functions and agonist-containing air and the antagonist-containing air to each room location.

To provide the above functions, as in the eighth embodiment, shifting a second period in which the first period and the antagonist-containing air agonist-containing air is blown is blown time, temporal configuration is considered that do not overlap in. In this case, the air blowing control unit 2012, as an agonist-containing air in the first period is blown toward the portion except for the head, in the second period antagonist containing air is blown toward a site comprising a head to, may be temporally controlled wind direction adjustment unit 2017.

Or, space and direction adjustment unit corresponding to the air flow from the place and agonist-emitting portion 2015 and the antagonist release portion 2016 in different positions, the airflow-direction adjustment unit and the antagonist release portion 2016 corresponding to the air flow from the agonist-emitting portion 2015 it may be controlled to independently.
According to this configuration, it is possible to release and agonist-containing air and the antagonist-containing air at the same time.

(Operation of the air conditioner)
Figure 26 is a flowchart for explaining the operation of the air conditioner.
Hereinafter, with reference to FIG. 26, the operation of the air conditioner 2001 of the present embodiment.

Signal receiver 2009, the remote controller 2003, for example, operation start cooling sensation or warming sensation enhancement-mode, i.e. receives a signal instructing the release initiation temperature illusion substances, it transmits a start instruction signal to the blower control unit 2012 (FIG. 26 step S2001 of).

Then, the blower control unit 2012 detects the position of the user M2 by motion sensors 2018 (step S2002 in FIG. 26).
Furthermore, the blower control unit 2012 detects the position of the user's head M2 by motion sensors 2018 (step S2003 in FIG. 26).
Further, the blower control unit 2012 detects the environmental temperature by Room sensor 2019 (step S2004 in FIG. 26).

Then, the blower control unit 2012, the position detection result of the user by motion sensors 2018, the position detection result of the head, and on the basis of the environmental temperature detection result by the room temperature sensor 2019, the type of temperature illusion substances, emissions, wind direction, and it determines the air volume (step S2005 in FIG. 26). For example, for different temperatures illusion substances, if environmental temperature is higher than a predetermined threshold value, the blower control unit 2012 selects the antagonist for agonists and warming suppression for sensation enhanced than environmental temperature predetermined threshold lower case, the blower control unit 2012 selects the agonists and antagonists for sensation suppression for enhanced warmth.

Then, the blower control unit 2012, the type of temperature illusion material S2 in the above step S2005, the amount of release, wind direction, and based on the air volume of the determination result, the lid opening and closing of the cartridge 2023 of the agonist-emitting portion 2015 and the antagonist release portion 2016 mechanism 2025, the wind direction adjustment unit 2017, and transmits a control signal to the motor of the fan 2014 (step S2006 in Fig. 26).

Next, the lid opening and closing mechanism 2025 of the antagonist release portion 2016 opens the lid 2023T cartridge 2023, release of the antagonist is started (step S2007 in FIG. 26). At this time, the blower control unit 2012, as an antagonist-containing air toward the site containing the user's head M2 are selectively blown, for controlling the airflow-direction adjustment unit 2017.

Next, the lid opening and closing mechanism 2025 of agonist-emitting portion 2015 opens the lid 2023T cartridge 2023, the release of the agonist is started (step S2008 in FIG. 26). At this time, the blower control unit 2012, as part excluding the user's head M2, i.e. agonist-containing air KS2 towards the site beneath the neck is selectively blown, controls the airflow-direction adjustment unit 2017. Incidentally, the release of agonist and antagonist is continued until the next receiving a stop signal.

Here an example is shown in which the agonist and antagonist are released with a time difference, if the configuration of the wind direction of the agonist-containing air and the antagonist-containing air can be individually controlled, and agonists and antagonists may be released at the same time.

Then, the signal receiver 2009 is transmitted from the remote controller 2003, for example, shutdown of the cooling sensation or warming sensation enhancement-mode, i.e. when receiving a signal indicating the release stop temperature illusion substance S2, a stop signal to the blower control unit 2012 (step S2009 in FIG. 26).
Then, the blower control unit 2012 transmits a control signal to the lid opening and closing mechanism 2025, steps of the lid opening and closing mechanism by 2025 closing the lid 2023T of each cartridge 2023, the emission temperature illusion substance S2 is stopped (FIG. 26 S2010).

(Effect of this embodiment)
Also in the ninth embodiment, as compared with the case of releasing only agonist in a stream can be realized an air conditioner to improve the comfort of the user M2, as seventh, the same effect as the eighth embodiment It is obtained.

The present inventors have found that among the various temperatures illusion material constituting the agonists and antagonists, eye for certain agonists, nose, a specific site of the human mouth, etc., in particular adhered to the mucosa part, is stimulated by an agonist while there is a concern that is felt as pain and discomfort, it was found that there is no fear of this kind for some of the antagonists.

When used in combination with the agonist and antagonist having such characteristics, the blowing device 35 of the present embodiment, part of the user M2 is detected by the motion sensors 2018, based on the detection result, the blower control part 2012 controls the wind direction adjustment unit 2017, agonist-containing air is selectively blown toward the portion except for the head of the user M2. Thus, it is possible to reduce eye agonists, nose, attachment of the mouth or the like, it is possible to maintain the comfort of the user M2. Also in this case, the antagonist-containing air is not particularly a problem be blown toward the site containing the user's head, it is possible to obtain the effect of suppressing the cooling or warming sensation.

[Tenth Embodiment]
Hereinafter, a tenth embodiment of the present invention will be described with reference to FIG. 27, FIG. 28.
The basic structure of an air conditioner according to this embodiment is identical to the seventh embodiment, the contents of control by the part of the configuration and the blower control unit of an air conditioner is different from the seventh embodiment.
Figure 27 is a cross-sectional view of the indoor unit in the air conditioner of the tenth embodiment.
Figure 28 is a flowchart for explaining the operation of the air conditioner.
In Figure 27, the same reference numerals are given to same constituent elements as in FIG. 14 used in the seventh embodiment, and detailed description thereof will be omitted.

(Configuration of the indoor unit)
As shown in FIG. 27, the indoor unit 2044, a blower 2045, a heat exchanger 2008, and the signal receiver 2009, a controller 2010, and a housing 2011, a. Blower 2045, a fan 2014 (blower), and the agonist-emitting portion 2046, an antagonist release portion 2047, a wind direction adjustment unit 2017, includes a room temperature sensor 2019, a motion sensor 2018, an air blowing control unit 2012, the there.

For points to the blower 2007 in the seventh embodiment is motion sensors 2018 is added, the blower 2045 in this embodiment is similar to the blower 2035 of the ninth embodiment. However, in the following points, blower 2045 of the present embodiment is different from the blower 2035 of the ninth embodiment.

Blower 2035 of the ninth embodiment is provided with a agonist emitting portion 2015W for the warming enhanced Hiyakan for enhancing agonist emitting portion 2015C to agonist-emitting portion 2015, and Yutakakan suppressing antagonist emitting portion 2016W Antagonists emitting portion 2016 had a for cooling sensation suppressing antagonist release portion 2016C.

In contrast, the blower of this embodiment 2045, the agonist-emitting portion 2046, different types of sensation-enhancing agonists two accommodating each sensation-enhancing agonist emitting unit 2046CA, and 2046CB, different types from each other two warming-enhancing agonist emitting portion 2046WA the warming-enhancing agonist accommodating each comprises a 2046WB, the. Further, blower 2045 of this embodiment, the antagonist release portion 2047, different types of antagonists for warming suppression accommodating each two warming suppressing antagonist emitting portion 2047WA, and 2047WB, different types of sensation to each other two sensation suppressing antagonist release unit 2047CA the suppression antagonist accommodating each comprise a 2047CB, a.
In the present embodiment, the cooling sensation-enhancing agonists, warmth-enhancing agonists, antagonists for warmth suppressed, and shows an example used two types of temperature illusion material for each antagonist for sensation suppression, three may be used is a temperature above illusion material.

Different types of sensation-enhancing agonists mutually different a sensation-enhancing agonist corresponding to TRP receptor is the cooling sensation-enhancing agonist corresponding to the cooling sensation-enhancing agonist and TRPM8 corresponding to example TRPA1 each other . Also, different types of warming-enhancing agonist mutually different TRP an agonist for that warmth enhancement corresponding to a receptor, eg, agonists for that warmth enhancement corresponding to TRPV1 and warming-enhancing agonist corresponding to TRPV3 each other it is.

Different types of warming suppression antagonists mutually different TRP an antagonist for that temperature sensitive suppression corresponding to a receptor, for example by warming suppressing antagonists corresponding to the warming suppressing antagonist and TRPV3 corresponding to TRPV1 each other . Also, different types of sensation suppression antagonists mutually different TRP an antagonist for sensation suppression corresponding to receptor, e.g., an antagonist for sensation suppression corresponding to TRPA1 and antagonists for the corresponding cooling sensation suppression in TRPM8 each other it is.

Motion sensors 2018, similarly to the ninth embodiment detects a position of the indoor user M2, human specific site, for example, to detect the position of the head. Furthermore, in the case of the present embodiment, motion sensors 2018, for example, as thermography, a function of detecting the temperature based on the detected infrared intensity, and is configured to detect the skin temperature of each part of the user M2 there.
Motion sensors 2018 of the present embodiment corresponds to both the human body detection unit and the skin temperature detecting unit in the claims.

(Configuration of the blower control unit)
Blast / Stop airflow blowing control unit 2012 is composed of air or temperature illusion material containing air, the point of adjusting the air amount of the air flow is the same as the seventh embodiment. On the other hand, as a point different from the seventh embodiment, the blower control unit 2012, based on the skin temperature detection result of the motion sensors 2018 detects, to alter the type of agonists and antagonists to release, agonist-emitting portion 2046 and antagonists to control the release section 2047. That is, the air blowing control unit 2012, in response to skin temperature, two different types of sensation-enhancing agonists, warmth-enhancing agonists, antagonists for warmth suppressed, and one or use of the antagonists for sensation suppressed determined, it controls the agonist-emitting portion 2046 and the antagonist release portion 2047.

(Operation of the air conditioner)
Figure 28 is a flowchart for explaining the operation of the air conditioner.
Hereinafter, with reference to FIG. 28, the operation of the air conditioner of the present embodiment.

Signal receiver 2009, the remote controller 2003, for example, operation start cooling sensation or warming sensation enhancement-mode, i.e. receives a signal instructing the release initiation temperature illusion substances, it transmits a start instruction signal to the blower control unit 2012 (FIG. 28 step S2001 of).

Then, the blower control unit 2012 detects the position of the user M2 by motion sensors 2018 (step S2002 in FIG. 28). Furthermore, the blower control unit 2012, the step of (step S2003 in FIG. 28), for detecting the skin temperature of each part of the user M2 (FIG. 28 detects the position of the user's head M2 by motion sensors 2018 S2004).
Further, the blower control unit 2012 detects the environmental temperature by Room sensor 2019 (step S2005 in FIG. 28).

Then, the blower control unit 2012, the position detection result of the user M2 by motion sensors 2018, the position detection result of the head, skin temperature detection result, and based on the environmental temperature detection result by the room temperature sensor 2019, the type of agonist · release amount, type and amount of released antagonist, each wind direction, and determines the air volume (step S2006 in FIG. 28).

If the blower control unit 2012 to determine the skin temperature to be higher than normal is determined, in accordance with a predetermined threshold value, "hot", the height of the skin temperature such as "very hot" in two steps. The types of agonists, when it is determined that "very hot", 2 of the type of sensation-enhancing agonists, select the cooling sensation-enhancing agonist corresponding to TRPA1 to the lower temperature and optimum temperature range, If it is determined that the "hot", to select the sensation-enhancing agonist corresponding to the TRPM8 to the optimum temperature range a higher temperature than the TRPA1. Besides, the kind of the antagonist, if it is determined that "very hot", 2 of the type of warming suppression antagonist, select the optimum temperature range and warming suppressing antagonists corresponding to TRPV1 to a higher temperature and, when it is determined that "hot", selects the optimum temperature range warming suppressing antagonists corresponding to the TRPV3 to a lower temperature than the TRPVl.

Similarly, judges blower control unit 2012 is skin temperature if it is determined to be lower than normal, according to a predetermined threshold value, "cold", such as "very cold" a low level of skin temperature in two stages. The types of agonists, when it is determined that "very cold", 2 of the type of warming-enhancing agonists, select the warmth-enhancing agonist corresponding to TRPV1 to a higher temperature and optimum temperature range, If it is determined to be "cold", it selects the optimum temperature range corresponding warmth-enhancing agonist TRPV3 to a temperature lower than the TRPVl. Besides, the kind of the antagonist, if it is determined that "very cold", 2 of the type of sensation suppression antagonist, select the sensation suppressing antagonists corresponding to TRPA1 to the lower temperature and optimum temperature range and, when it is determined that "cold", selects a cooling sensation suppressing antagonists corresponding to the TRPM8 to the optimum temperature range to a temperature higher than TRPAl.

Then, the blower control unit 2012, the type and amount of released agonists and antagonists in the above step S2006, based on the respective wind direction, and air flow of the determination result, the lid of the cartridge 2023 of the agonist-emitting portion 2046 and the antagonist release portion 2047 closing mechanism 2025, the wind direction adjustment unit 2017, and transmits a control signal to the motor of the fan 2014 (step S2007 in Fig. 28).

Next, the lid opening and closing mechanism 2025 of the cartridge 2023 agonists and antagonists are accommodated respectively opens the lid 2023T, release of agonist and antagonist is started (step S2008 in FIG. 28). Here, examples of the agonist and antagonist are released simultaneously, and agonists and antagonists may be released with a time difference as the eighth embodiment. Also, as in the ninth embodiment, the blower control unit 2012, as an agonist-containing air is selectively blown toward the portion except for the head of the user, it is desirable to control the wind direction adjustment unit 2017 .

Then, the signal receiver 2009 is transmitted from the remote controller 2003, for example, shutdown of the cooling sensation or warming sensation enhancement-mode, i.e. when receiving a signal indicating the release stop temperature illusion material, a stop signal to the blower control unit 2012 (step S2009 in FIG. 28).
Then, the blower control unit 2012 transmits a control signal to the lid opening and closing mechanism 2025, the cover opening and closing mechanism 2025 to close the lid 2023T of each cartridge 2023, the release of temperature illusion material is stopped (Fig. 28 Step S2010 ).

(Effect of this embodiment)
Also in the tenth embodiment, as compared with the case of releasing only agonist in a stream can be realized an air conditioner to improve the comfort of the user M2, that the seventh to ninth embodiments and the same effect It is obtained.

Especially in the case of this embodiment, the blower controller 2012 of skin temperature high, respectively low determined in two stages, different types of agonists and antagonists according to the degree of skin temperature is selected. Therefore, according to the blowing device 2045 of the present embodiment, as compared with the air blower one agonists and antagonists are used, it is possible the user to obtain a more comfortable feeling, can be obtained more quickly comfort it can.

[Eleventh Embodiment]
Hereinafter, an eleventh embodiment of the present invention will be described with reference to FIG. 29.
The basic structure of an air conditioner according to this embodiment is identical to the seventh embodiment, the overall configuration of an air conditioner including the outdoor unit is different from the seventh embodiment.
Figure 29 is a cross-sectional view of the air conditioner of the eleventh embodiment.
In the portion of the indoor unit shown in FIG. 29, the same reference numerals are given to same constituent elements as in FIG. 15 in the seventh embodiment, the description thereof is omitted.

In the air conditioner of the seventh to tenth embodiments, the agonist-emitting portion and the antagonist release portion was provided in the indoor unit. In contrast, in the air conditioner 2041 of the eleventh embodiment, the agonist-emitting portion 2015 and the antagonist release portion 2016 is provided in the outdoor unit 2043. Air conditioner 2041 of the eleventh embodiment, releasing agonists and antagonists in warm-up operation period.

(Configuration of the outdoor unit)
As shown in FIG. 29, the outdoor unit 2043 is provided with a heat exchanger 2045, a compressor 2046, a fan 2047, and agonist-emitting portion 2015 and the antagonist release portion 2016, a temperature illusion agent release fan 2048, a housing 2049 It has a, and. The heat exchanger 2045, a compressor 2046, a fan 2047, agonist-emitting portion 2015, an antagonist release portion 2016, and the temperature illusion substance release fan 2048 is housed in the housing 2049. Agonist-emitting portion 2015 and the antagonist release portion 2016, similarly to the seventh embodiment is provided with a cartridge having a lid opening and closing mechanism.

(Configuration of the indoor unit)
Configuration of the indoor unit 2042 is basically the same as the seventh embodiment. However, the present embodiment since the form agonist emitting portion 2015 and the antagonist release portion 2016 is provided in the outdoor unit 2043, that the agonist-emitting portion 2015 and the antagonist release portion 2016 is not provided in the indoor unit 2042 Seventh Embodiment and different.

(The configuration of the piping system)
Air conditioner 2041, includes a refrigerant pipe 2051 which circulates the coolant between the indoor unit 2042 and the outdoor unit 2043, a temperature illusion agent release pipe 2052 for supplying the temperature illusion material S2 to the chamber, the there. An inlet side end portion 2052i temperature illusion substance release pipe 2052 is connected to the agonist-emitting portion 2015 and the antagonist release portion 2016, the outlet side end portion 2052o is disposed in the vicinity of the air outlet 2011R of the indoor unit 2042. Of Temperature illusion substance release pipe 2052, a portion closer to the outlet end 2052o is to be in contact with the heat exchanger 2008 is Torimawasa inside the housing 2011. Temperature illusion substance release fan 2048 is provided in the middle of the temperature illusion substance release pipe 2052 located inside the housing 2049.

In order to realize a configuration of an air conditioner 2041 of this embodiment is generally of the air conditioner in the temperature illusion substance release pipe 2052 may be newly added with only refrigerant pipe 2051. Or, for example, in the case of applying the present embodiment to an air conditioner having a free water humidifying function, it is possible to use existing pipe such as a humidified air supply pipe. It may be configured to emit a temperature illusion substance S2 through this kind of an existing pipe.

(Operation of the air conditioner)
Air conditioner 2041 of this embodiment, releasing agonists and antagonists during the warm-up operation period. When starting the release of the agonists and antagonists, the blower control unit 2012, it actuates the cover opening and closing mechanism 2025 temperatures illusion substance release unit 2016 to start the rotation operation of the temperature illusion substance release fan 2048.

When the lid of the cartridge 2023 2023T is opened by the operation of the cover opening and closing mechanism 2025, the temperature illusion material S2, which volatilized floating in space agonist emitting portion 2015 and the antagonist release portion 2016. By the temperature illusion substance release fan 2048 is rotated in this state, the temperature illusion material containing air KS2 is blown toward the indoor unit 2042 via the temperature illusion substance release pipe 2052. Temperature illusion material containing air KS2 is when it is released from the outlet end 2052o temperature illusion substance release pipe 2052, joins the air flow created by fan 2014 of the indoor unit 2042, released from outlet 2011R into the room It is.

If the air conditioner 2041 is operated in a cooling mode, liquid refrigerant is supplied through the refrigerant pipe 2051, the high temperature of the room sucked inside the indoor unit 2042 of the air and cold refrigerant performs a heat exchange , the refrigerant becomes evaporated to gaseous form, it is sent to the outdoor unit 2049 through a refrigerant pipe 2051. Meanwhile, the air temperature by the heat exchange is lowered, it is blown out into the room as cool air from the air outlet 2011R of the indoor unit 2042. In this embodiment, since the temperature illusion substance release pipe 2052 is in contact with the heat exchanger 2008, heat is exchanged also between the temperature illusion material containing air KS2 and the refrigerant. Thus, the temperature illusion material S2 is cooled to a temperature lower than a predetermined environmental temperature at the time before it is released into the room.

Or, if the air conditioner 2041 is operated in the heating mode, the gaseous refrigerant is supplied through the refrigerant pipe 2051, and heat exchanger cold air and high-temperature refrigerant in the room sucked inside the indoor unit 2042 was carried out, the refrigerant is condensed into a liquid form is sent to the outdoor unit 2049 through a refrigerant pipe 2051. Meanwhile, the air temperature by the heat exchanger rises, it is blown out from the air outlet 2011R of the indoor unit 2042 into the room as warm air. In this embodiment, since the temperature illusion substance release pipe 2052 is in contact with the heat exchanger 2008, heat is exchanged also between the temperature illusion material containing air KS2 and the refrigerant. Thus, the temperature illusion material S2 is warmed to a higher temperature than previously environmental temperature at the time before it is released into the room.

Also in the eleventh embodiment, as compared with the case of releasing only agonist in a stream can be realized an air conditioner further improve the comfort of the user M2, that the seventh to the same effect as the tenth embodiment It is obtained.

In the seventh to tenth embodiment, since the agonist-emitting portion 2015 and the antagonist release portion 2016 was equipped with the indoor unit 2004, when the indoor unit 2004 is installed at a high position, the user M2 replacement of the cartridge 2023 it may be difficult do the work. Especially when the indoor unit 2004 forms embedded in the ceiling of the air conditioner, this problem is remarkable. In that respect, the air conditioner 2041 of the eleventh embodiment, the agonist-emitting portion 2015 and the antagonist release portion 2016 is provided in the outdoor unit 2043, because it is in a low position, that user M2 tends perform replacement of the cartridge 2023 effect can be obtained.

Further, in this embodiment, in the cooling mode, agonist and antagonist are cooled to a temperature lower than a predetermined environmental temperature before being released into the room, the heating mode, before agonists and antagonists that are released into the room It is warmed to a temperature higher than a predetermined environmental temperature. Thus, it is possible to enhance the cooling sensation or warming the user M2 is obtained. In addition, it is possible to user M2 is to shorten the time until you feel a cold or warming sensation.

[Twelfth Embodiment]
Hereinafter, a twelfth embodiment of the present invention will be described with reference to FIG. 30.
In this embodiment, examples of the blowing device according to an embodiment of the present invention is applied to a hand dryer.
Figure 30 is a schematic view of the hand dryer of the twelfth embodiment.

As shown in FIG. 30, hand dryers 2061 includes a blower 2062, a housing 2063 for housing a blower 2062, the. Blower 2062, a fan 2064 (blower), and the agonist-emitting portion 2065 and the antagonist release portion 2075, a wind direction adjustment unit 2066, a motion sensor 2067 (human body detection unit), coldness / warmth enhancement switch 2068 (Operation and parts), and a blower control unit 2069, the. Blower 2062 of the present embodiment selectively blowing temperature illusion material containing air KS2 towards the particular position of the user's body (around the wrist).

The central portion of the housing 2063, the recess 2063h is provided. The user, by insert his hand H2 in the recess 2063H, it is possible to dry the hands H2 by airflow automatically blown out. The housing 2063, an upper outlet 2063t and the lower outlet 2063b for blowing airflow toward the recess 2063h is provided. In addition, the housing 2063, inlet for sucking the air (not shown) is provided in the housing 2063. Blower 2062 sends an internal air K2 or temperature illusion material containing air KS2 of the housing 2063 in the recess 2063H.

Fan 2064, by which it is rotated by a motor (not shown) sucks the room air inside the housing 2063, and then blowing the air inside K2 or temperature illusion material containing air KS2 of the housing 2063 to the outside . The fan 2064 may use various types of fans.

Wind direction adjustment unit 2066 adjusts the wind direction of the air K2 blown from the lower outlet 2063B. By the action of the wind direction adjustment unit 2066, the air K2 is blown with a certain spread from the lower outlet 2063B.

Human sensor 2067 detects that the fingertip of the user reaches a certain deep position of the recess 2063h. As motion sensors 2067 may be, for example, an optical sensor, an infrared sensor, or the like. Motion sensors 2067, so that it can detect the position of the fingertip when the hand H2 is encased to a certain depth of the recess 2063H, are provided from the bottom surface of the recess 2063H to the position of the appropriate height. Motion sensors 2067, determines the release start / stop temperature illusion material S2. Sensor for determining the release start / stop of the air K2 without the temperature illusion substance S2 (not shown), apart from the motion sensors 2067, it is provided on the upper side of the recess 2063H.

Agonist-emitting portion 2065 and the antagonist release portion 2075 is provided in the vicinity of the upper outlet 2063t inside the housing 2063. Top discharge portion 2063t is generally provided on the vicinity of the wrist position when it reaches the user's fingertip in the detection position of the motion sensor 2067. Configuration of the agonist-emitting portion 2065 and the antagonist release unit 2075 is the same as the seventh embodiment.
Agonist-emitting portion 2065 and the antagonist release portion 2075 includes a cartridge, the cover opening and closing mechanism for opening and closing the lid of the cartridge, the. Like the seventh embodiment, the agonist-emitting portion 2065 and the antagonist release portion 2075 may be provided with a further heater or the like to accelerate the sublimation temperature illusion material S2.

Sensation / warming enhancement switch 2068 is a switch for a user to instruct start / stop of discharge temperature illusion material S2. Sensation / warming enhancement switch 2068, the user of the upper surface of the housing 2063 is installed at any location that can be operated.

Blower control unit 2069 transmits a drive signal for rotating the fan 2064 when the sensor (not shown) that hand H2 of the user has entered the recess 2063h detects the motor. Further, the blower control unit 2069 opens the cartridge cover when receiving a release start signal coldness / warmth enhanced switch 2068 Temperature illusion material from undergoing release stop signal from the cooling sensation / warming enhanced switch 2068 to close the lid of the cartridge case, to transmit the driving signal to the lid opening and closing mechanism.

Hand dryer 2061 of this embodiment includes a cooling sensation / warming enhancement switch 2068 has a function the user can feel coolness or warmth when drying hands H2. Switching between use / non-use of this function is performed by the cooling sensation / warming enhanced switch 2068. The cooling sensation / warming enhancement switch 2068 is off, the air K2 ambient temperature without the temperature illusion material S2 in the recess 2063h is blown, the user can dry the normal hand H2.

On the other hand, for example when the user feels hot, the user the sensation / warming enhance switch 2068 is turned on, select a sensation enhanced mode. At this time, the air flow of the air K2 without the temperature illusion substance S2 is blown out from the lower outlet 2063B, strikes towards the tip of the hand H2. At the same time, the temperature illusion substance S2 of a cooling sensation-emphasizing is released from the cartridge by a command of the blower control unit 2069. Thus, the airflow temperature illusion substance-containing air KS2 is blown from the upper outlet 2063T, strikes in the vicinity of the wrist. The user, while feeling cool by airflow temperature illusion substance-containing air KS2 for sensation enhancing striking the vicinity of the wrist, it is possible to dry the whole of the hand H2.

On the other hand, when the user feels the cold, the user the sensation / warming enhance switch 2068 is turned on, it may be selected warming enhancement mode. Thus, the user, while feeling warmth by airflow temperature illusion substance-containing air KS2 for warming enhanced striking the vicinity of the wrist, it is possible to dry the whole of the hand H2.

Hand dryer 2061 of this embodiment due to the provision of a cooling sensation / warming enhanced mode, while feeling the coolness or warmth can dry the comfortable hand H2. Also, after use of the hand dryer 2061, the user fingertip, palm, etc. back of the hand, the eye in the previous part of the hand, it is highly likely touching the like mouth, the previous part of the hand if the temperature illusion substance-containing air there is a requirement that you do not want to blow KS2. That point, the hand dryer 2061 of the present embodiment, since the temperature illusion material containing air KS2 are selectively blown toward the wrist side, the user of the hand dryer 2061 after which the eye, touch and mouth, stimulation Ya it is possible to reduce the risk to feel the pain.

Further, in the hand dryer 2061 of this embodiment, the temperature illusion only when user even when moved up and down in order to dry the hands H2 in the recess 2063H, the motion sensors 2067 detects the fingertip to release the substance S2, fingertip, palm, and there is little risk to touch temperature illusion substances S2 like the back of the hand.

Also, hand dryers 2061 of the present embodiment, the blood vessel is to release intensive temperature illusion material S2, toward the wrist located near the skin surface, the user feels more sharply the feeling and warmth cold be able to.

Also, hand dryers 2061 Temperature illusion substance S2 is has a configuration which is released when the human sensor 2067 detects a fingertip. Therefore, if the user does not have a magnitude above a certain hand, can not detect the fingertip motion sensors 2067, temperature illusion substance S2 is not released. Therefore, even if the cooling sensation / warming enhancement switch 2068 is ON state, when the hand is small child using a hand dryer 2061, although it is drying hands, temperature illusion substances S2 it is not released. Therefore, stimulation of temperature illusion substance S2 is unfavorable child is safe to use.

Hand dryer 2061 of this embodiment has been equipped with only one motion sensors 2067 may include a plurality of motion sensors 2067 in the depth direction of the recess 2063H. This makes it possible to accurately detect the magnitude of the user's hand, it can be accurately determined whether to release the temperature illusion material.

Further, as the cooling sensation / warming enhancement switch may switch is used as a viewing on state when pressed. This allows the temperature illusion material only to those who want to use cooling sensation / warming enhanced mode positively is configured to be released.

Further, instead of the configuration of the above embodiment with a cooling sensation / warming enhancement switch 2068 detects the skin temperature of the hand motion sensors, for example automatically cold when the skin temperature is above a predetermined threshold value temperature illusion material for thermal enhancement is released, the temperature illusion substances for automatically warming enhanced when skin temperature is below a predetermined threshold value may be configured to be released.

The technical scope of the present invention is not limited to the above embodiment, it is possible to add various modifications without departing from the scope of the present invention.
For example, in the above embodiment, the blowing range of air containing agonist and antagonist are not particularly limited, air may be used as selectively blowing constituting toward the specific area of ​​the room containing the agonists and antagonists. For example, instead of the button for temperature illusion agent release instruction to the configuration in which the remote control, the buttons for temperature illusion substance release instruction is provided on the indoor unit main body, the air containing agonist and antagonist immediately below the vicinity of the indoor unit only it may be configured to blow. In this configuration, in some cases an agonist-containing air felt as pain is selectively blown towards the operator of the button. Therefore, a person other than the operator of the button, i.e., it is possible to prevent an agonist stimulus agonist-containing air is blown against undesirable people.

Or, around the user of interest to release the temperature illusion material, by blowing a normal air flow containing no temperature illusion material, the structure to protect the people around the user's from temperature illusion material employed it may be.

Further, using the human sensor of the tenth embodiment to detect the skin temperature of a plurality of people, based on the skin temperature difference in time, especially temperature illusion human low high human or skin temperature Skin temperature substances determines that humans need, may the temperature illusion substance-containing air toward the person as a configuration that preferentially blown.

It is also possible to limit the period for the release of temperature illusion material during a specific time period. For example the blower control unit, agonist-emitting portion and the antagonist release unit may control so as to perform discharge temperature illusion material only during warm-up operation. According to this configuration, it is possible to relieve the discomfort of the user due to the air that does not reach the original set temperature during the warm-up period is blown.

Further, to monitor the skin temperature of the user using the human sensor, a temperature illusion substance released in the period until the skin temperature reaches a predetermined temperature, release temperature illusion material When skin temperature reaches a predetermined temperature it may be used as the configuration that you want to stop. According to this configuration, since there is no possible to release the agonist and antagonist than necessary, it is possible to achieve efficient and economical air conditioner.

In the above embodiment, an example of an air conditioner and hand dryers household as appliances with the blowing device according to an aspect of the present invention, the blowing device according to an aspect of the present invention, a household air conditioner and not limited to a hand dryer, commercial air conditioner, air cleaner, electric fan, can also be employed in electric appliances such as a heater.

[Thirteenth Embodiment]
DESCRIPTION thirteenth embodiment of the present invention will be described with reference to FIG. 31.
In the present embodiment, an example of a temperature illusion material.
For clarity the components in each of the following figures, may indicate the scale may be changed in size by the components.

Figure 31 is a schematic diagram showing a temperature illusion material of the present embodiment. Temperature illusion material of this embodiment includes a temperature illusion substances which influence the activity and sensible temperature to a temperature stimulus receptors of the human body, comprising: a microcapsule containing the temperature illusion substance, the microcapsules, the thermal response of the a, thereby changing the discharge amount of temperature illusion material depending on the temperature as a boundary a predetermined response temperature.

In the temperature illusion material 3100 shown in FIG. 31, the temperature illusion material 3150 into the microcapsules 3110 it is included.

As temperatures illusion substances employed in temperature illusion material 3100 of the present embodiment, not harmful to human body, it stimulates is not too strong, the temperature illusion to be susceptible felt humans, easy to handle, it is easily available, is a low-cost it, it is desirable that from the viewpoint of selecting the temperature illusion material. For example, it can be selected from the raw materials contained spices, aroma oil and the like.

At temperatures illusion material 3100 shown in FIG. 31, the microcapsule 3110 includes a shell 3111, a graft section 3112, the.

Microcapsules 3110, the diameter of the shell portion 3111 of several hundred nm ~ several tens [mu] m, the length of the graft 3112 is 1μm about a maximum. Incidentally, the graft portion 3112 as described later, contracts exceeds a lower critical solution temperature. When the graft 3112 is contracted, it will be 1 / 4-1 / 3 of the time the longest length. The size and length of the graft portion 3112 of shell portion 3111 can be controlled by conventional known methods.

Shell 3111 is a hollow sphere temperature illusion material 3150 is configured to be transmitted together with enclosing the temperature illusion material 3150. In the figure, it shows a shell portion 3111 as it is circular (spherical), not limited to this. Shell portion 3111, for example, cross-sectional shape may be elliptical rotary member is elliptical.

Shell portion 3111 is formed of a polymer film containing the temperature illusion material 3150. Shell portion 3111 has a slow release of gradually released from the inside of the shell portion 3111 is transmitted through the temperature illusion material 3150 to the outside of the shell portion 3111.

Such shell portion 3111, without adversely affecting the human body, and as long as it does not react with the temperature illusion material 3150 may be a material for forming various polymeric materials. For example, polyurethanes, polyureas, gelatin, crosslinked gelatin, alginates, cellulose, vinylidene chloride resin, melamine resin, nylon resin, melamine - can be exemplified formaldehyde resin - formaldehyde resins, urea. As the material for forming the shell portion 3111, a biodegradable resin is preferred. The biodegradable resin, it is possible to adopt a conventionally known various were.

For sustained release of the shell portion 3111 can be controlled by adjusting the crosslink density of the shell portion 3111. Crosslink density of the polymeric material constituting the shell portion 3111, such as the amount and the polymerization temperature of the crosslinking agent used in the synthesis of the shell portion 3111 can be adjusted by conventional known methods.

Graft 3112 is a polymer chain having a thermally responsive attached to the outer periphery of the shell portion 3111. Graft 3112 has a lower critical solution temperature (Lower Critical Solution temperature, LCST). LCST of the graft portion 3112 corresponds to the response temperature of the temperature illusion material 3100.

Here, the "lower critical solution temperature", at a temperature high polymer chain aggregated is strengthened polymer chains coupled between the intramolecular or intermolecular bonds intramolecular or intermolecular polymer chains at low temperatures when showing the phase transition behavior of the weakened polymer chains are stretched, it refers to a temperature at which the boundary between the two behaviors. Also, if you are included water as hydrogel refers to the two-component system with water molecules and the polymer chains, the temperature at which the boundary between both the behavior of aggregation and stretching of the polymer chains.

In Figure 31 shows the temperature illusion material 3100 at a temperature lower than the lower critical solution temperature (LCST) at reference numeral 3100A, shows the temperature illusion material 3100 at a temperature higher than LCST by reference numeral 3100B.

That is, in the temperature illusion material 3100A at a temperature lower than the LCST, the graft portion 3112 extends, extends in a direction away from the surface of the shell portion 3111. Therefore, as shown schematically in FIG. 31, from between the graft 3112 and the graft 3112, the surface of the shell portion 3111 is exposed. For example, the appropriate portion indicated by reference numeral A3. From such a portion is transmitted through the shell portion 3111, the temperature illusion material 3150 in the shell portion 3111 is released.

On the other hand, the temperature illusion material 3100B at a temperature higher than the LCST, the graft 3112 is contracted, aggregate at the surface of the shell portion 3111. Agglomerated graft 3112, covers the surface of the shell portion 3111. Thus, the temperature illusion material 3150 in the shell portion 3111 even through the shell portion 3111, because it is blocked by the graft portion 3112, the release of temperature illusion material 3150 in the shell portion 3111 is suppressed.

At temperatures illusion material 3100 of the embodiment, higher than the skin temperature LCST is human polymer chains constituting the graft portion 3112, if it is a temperature lower than the ocular surface temperature preferred.

The portion to be repelling deposition temperature illusion substances in the human body, may first mentioned eye. Here, the surface temperature of the eye is not substantially affected by the outside air temperature is kept at about 36.4 ° C.. On the other hand, human skin temperature is influenced by the outside air temperature changes at a temperature lower than the surface temperature of the eye. That is, the human ocular surface temperature is always kept higher temperature than human skin temperature.

Therefore, the LCST of the graft 3112 higher than human skin temperature, by a lower ocular surface temperature temperature, when the temperature illusion material 3100 is attached to the eye, the temperature illusion material 3100, the sign of FIG. 31 3100B it can be in a state inhibit the release of temperature illusion material 3150. Thus, when the temperature illusion material 3100 is attached to the eye, it is possible reduce the irritation caused by temperature illusion material 3150 against the eyeball.

Further, when the temperature illusion material 3100 is adhered to the skin, the temperature illusion material 3100 may release temperature illusion material 3150 in the state of the code 3100A of Figure 31. Thus, depending on the type of temperature illusion material 3150 using, for example, cooling at the time of lowering the sensory temperature of the user than the actual temperature, by increasing the sensible temperature of the user than the actual temperature during heating, comfort to the user it is possible to give.

Here, LCST of graft 3112 may be measured, for example, as follows.

First, a solution (sample) prepared by dissolving a polymer, which is a material for forming the graft portion 3112 at a known concentration. The sample was placed in a cell of an absorptiometer to measure the transmittance at each temperature for 550nm light while elevating the sample at a 1 ° C. / min. Based on the measurement results, the transmittance when the sample is dissolved transparent 100%, when the transmittance when fully agglomerated and 0% by determining the temperature where the transmittance is 50% as LCST .

As the material for forming the graft portion 3112, N-n-propyl acrylamide, N- isopropylacrylamide, N- ethyl acrylamide, N, N- dimethyl acrylamide, N- acryloyl pyrrolidine, N- acryloylpiperidine, N- acryloyl morpholine, N- n- propyl methacrylamide, N- isopropyl methacrylamide, N- methacrylamide, N, N- dimethyl methacrylamide, N- methacryloyl pyrrolidine, N- methacryloyl piperidine, the N-substituted (meth) acrylamide derivatives such as N- methacryloyl morpholine consisting of polymer;
Hydroxypropylcellulose, polyvinyl alcohol partial vinegar products, polyvinyl methyl ether, (polyoxyethylene - polyoxypropylene) block copolymers, polyoxyethylene alkyl amine derivatives such as polyoxyethylene laurylamine;
Polyoxyethylene sorbitan ester derivatives such as polyoxyethylene sorbitan laurate;
(Polyoxyethylene nonylphenyl ether) acrylate, (polyoxyethylene octylphenyl ether) (polyoxyethylene alkyl phenyl ether), such as methacrylate (meth) acrylates;
And (polyoxyethylene lauryl ether) acrylate and (polyoxyethylene oleyl ether) methacrylate (polyoxyethylene alkyl ether), such as (meth) polyoxyethylene such as acrylates (meth) acrylic acid ester derivatives .

Further, as a formation material of the graft 3112, it can also be used copolymers of the above-mentioned polymer material. Furthermore, to the extent they exhibit the desired LCST, may be copolymerized said polymeric material and other copolymerizable monomers.

Temperature illusion material 3100 described above can be manufactured, for example, as follows.
First, in situ polymerization method, interfacial polymerization method, coacervation method, spray drying method, dry mixing method to produce a shell 3111 which encloses the temperature illusion material 3150 according to a standard method of an orifice method. Then, by coupling the graft portion 3112 as described above to the surface of the shell portion 3111, the temperature illusion material 3100 of interest is obtained.

Of Temperature illusion material 3100, a method for manufacturing the shell portion 3111, a specific method can be illustrated as follows.

For example, according to a coacervation method, adding a temperature illusion material powder 3g of toluene 150ml was dissolved ethyl cellulose 3g, 20 ° C., stirred at 380 rpm.
Petroleum ether 60ml (the phase separation inducing agent) was added to the dispersion, and stirred for 1 hour, to precipitate a microcapsule slurry.

Then, toluene: the ratio of petroleum ether 2: 8,1: 9,0: 10 to adjust the three liquid was (petroleum ether only). Microcapsule slurry in the above 3 types of liquids so that the concentration of petroleum ether as a poor solvent becomes sequentially higher washed sequentially to cure the cellulose. Thus, it is possible to produce a shell portion.

In this method, the amount or ethylcellulose, by controlling the stirring conditions and the like, it is possible to control the particle size of the shell portion.

Further, according to another example of coacervation, added oil 50ml dissolved the temperature illusion material 5 wt% aqueous gelatin solution 100ml of 47 ° C., and stirred with a homogenizer or the like is emulsified. After adding 5 wt% of the gum arabic solution 100 ml, was added dropwise a 10 wt% acetic acid to adjust the pH to 3.5. After the hot water 170ml was slowly added in 3 ml, dropping the temperature to 5 ° C. at a rate of 0.3 ° C. / min. Thereafter, it was added until a dilute formaldehyde 6 mmol / L, and pH8.5 by the addition of 10 wt% NaOH aqueous solution. Thus, it is possible to produce a shell portion.

In this method, the amount and gelatin, by controlling the stirring conditions and the like using a homogenizer, it is possible to control the particle size of the shell portion.

Further, according to the interfacial polymerization method, 6.75 wt% 1,6-hexamethylene diamine, 2 wt% cellulose, 2 wt% aqueous solution 50ml of water of the temperature illusion substances, mixed organic solvent containing a surfactant (cyclohexane: chloroform = 4: 1) is added to 165 ml.
Mixed organic solvent, the continuous phase of the interfacial polymerization system.

Then, the resulting mixture was stirred for 30 seconds at a homogenizer or the like, to prepare a w / o emulsion. This emulsion, added a mixed organic solvent 165ml dissolved sebacoyl chloride 0.16 wt%, and stirred for 1 minute. Thus, it is possible to produce a shell portion for the nylon and forming material.

In the present method, and the amount of surfactant used, by controlling the stirring conditions and the like using a homogenizer, it is possible to control the particle size of the shell portion.

The grafting unit 3112, after the production of the shell portion 3111 can be manufactured by graft polymerization according to a conventional method.

The above production example is one example, and the present invention is not limited to the above production examples.

According to the temperature illusion material 3100 configured as described above, it is possible reduce the irritation caused by temperature illusion material at a specific site of the human body.

In the present embodiment, it is assumed that setting the LCST of the graft 3112 to the ocular surface temperature as a reference, is not limited thereto. Additional, nose, mouth, etc., may set the LCST of the grafted portion 3112 based on the temperature of the site (mucosal temperature) feel uncomfortable when the temperature illusion material 3150 is attached.

[Fourteenth Embodiment]
DESCRIPTION fourteenth embodiment of the present invention will be described with reference to FIG. 32.
Figure 32 is a schematic diagram showing a temperature illusion material 3200 of the fourteenth embodiment. In the temperature illusion material 3200 shown in FIG. 32, the temperature illusion material 3250 into the microcapsules 3210 it is included.
The temperature illusion material 3250 may be formed of the same as the thirteenth embodiment.

At temperatures illusion material 3200 shown in FIG. 32, the microcapsule 3210 includes a shell 3211, a core unit 3212, the.

Shell portion 3211 is a hollow sphere temperature illusion material 3250 is configured to be transmitted together with enclosing the temperature illusion material 3250. The shell portion 3211 can have the same configuration as the shell portion 3111 of the thirteenth embodiment.

The core unit 3212, a mass of polymer that is contained in the shell portion 3211. The core portion 3212, at least a portion of the temperature illusion material 3250 is impregnated in the shell portion 3211. Thus, the core unit 3212 holds the temperature illusion material 3250.

The core portion 3212 has an upper critical solution temperature (Upper Critical Solution temperature, UCST). UCST of the core portion 3212 corresponds to the response temperature of the temperature illusion material 3200.

Here, the "upper critical solution temperature", at a temperature low polymer chain aggregated is strengthened polymer chains coupled between the intramolecular or intermolecular bonds intramolecular or intermolecular polymer chains at high temperatures when showing the phase transition behavior of the weakened polymer chains are stretched, it refers to a temperature at which the boundary between the two behaviors. Also, if you are included water as hydrogel refers to the two-component system with water molecules and the polymer chains, the temperature at which the boundary between both the behavior of aggregation and stretching of the polymer chains.

In Figure 32 shows the temperature illusion material 3200 at a temperature lower than the upper critical solution temperature (UCST) in code 3200A, it shows the temperature illusion material 3200 at higher than UCST temperature by numeral 3200B.

That is, in the temperature illusion material 3200A in less than UCST temperature, the core section 3212 are agglomerated in the shell portion 3211 are separated and temperature illusion material 3250. Therefore, the temperature illusion material 3250 in the shell portion 3211 is released through the shell portion 3211.

On the other hand, the temperature illusion material 3200B in higher than UCST temperature, the core section 3212 is expanded to fill the inner space of the shell portion 3211. Temperature illusion material 3250 is impregnated with the expanded core portion 3212. Thus, the temperature illusion material 3250 in the shell portion 3211, will be retained in the core section 3212, the release of temperature illusion material 3250 in the shell portion 3211 is suppressed.

At temperatures illusion material 3200 in this embodiment is higher than the skin temperature UCST is human polymer chains constituting the core portion 3212, if it is a temperature lower than the ocular surface temperature preferred. The UCST of the core portion 3212 higher than human skin temperature, by a lower ocular surface temperature temperature, when the temperature illusion material 3200 is attached to the eye, the temperature illusion material 3200, reference numerals 3200B in FIG. 32 state it is possible to suppress the release of temperature illusion material 3250 becomes. Thus, when the temperature illusion material 3200 is attached to the eye, it is possible reduce the irritation caused by temperature illusion material 3250 against the eyeball.

Further, when the temperature illusion material 3200 is adhered to the skin, the temperature illusion material 3200 may release temperature illusion material 3250 in the state of the code 3200A of Figure 32. Thus, depending on the type of temperature illusion material 3250 using, for example, cooling at the time of lowering the sensory temperature of the user than the actual temperature, by increasing the sensible temperature of the user than the actual temperature during heating, comfort to the user it is possible to give.

Here, UCST of the core 3212 can be measured, for example, as follows.

First, a solution prepared by dissolving a polymer, which is a material for forming the core portion 3212 at a known concentration (sample). The sample was placed in a cell of an absorptiometer to measure the transmittance at each temperature for 550nm light while elevating the sample at a 1 ° C. / min. Based on the measurement results, the transmittance when the sample is dissolved transparent 100%, when the transmittance when fully agglomerated and 0% by determining the temperature where the transmittance is 50% as UCST .

As the material for forming the core portion 3212, acryloyl glycinamide, acryloyl Nipe Kota bromide, acryloyl asparagine amide and acrylate of at least one monomer selected from the group consisting of acryloyl glutamine amide polymers may be utilized. Further, it may be copolymers thereof consisting of at least two monomers. These polymers, acrylamide, acetyl acrylamide, biotinol Nord acrylate, N- biotinyl -N'- methacryloyl trimethylene amide, acryloyl sarcosine amides, methacrylic sarcosine amide, acroyl methyluracil, etc., other copolymerizable possible monomers, may be copolymerized in a range having a desired UCST.

Temperature illusion material 3200 as described above can be produced, for example, by a method using w / o / w emulsion.

First, a water soluble temperature illusion material monomers forming the core portion 3212, a thermal polymerization initiator, an aqueous solution obtained by dissolving a polymerization accelerator. Then, the aqueous solution in oil containing a surfactant (e.g., cyclohexane: chloroform = 4: 1) was added, by stirring with a homogenizer or the like to form a w / o emulsion. The resulting emulsion, by performing thermal polymerization at room temperature or under heating, and enclosing temperature illusion material, hydrogel microgel is formed and shows the UCST.

Then, hydro microgel obtained was added sebacoyl chloride in oil dispersed. The resulting mixture was added to an aqueous solution prepared by dissolving a surfactant and hexamethylenediamine, by stirring with a homogenizer or the like to form an emulsion of microgel / o / w. And the oil layer sebacoyl chloride, and hexamethylenediamine aqueous layer by causing interfacial polymerization, it is possible to produce a shell portion containing therein a hydrogel microgel as a core unit.

In the above method, between the core portion and the shell portion, there is an oil layer containing dissolved sebacoyl chloride. However, this oil layer, the kind and amount of the surfactant, the condition control of such agitation speed, can be made very thin. Furthermore, the use of high organic solvent volatile as oil layer, the oil layer after the production of the shell portion, disappears by evaporation. Accordingly, the oil layer enclosing during manufacture is considered to affect the dissipation of temperature illusion material from the resulting shell portion is small.

According to the temperature illusion material 3200 configured as described above, it is possible reduce the irritation caused by temperature illusion material at a specific site of the human body.

[Fifteenth Embodiment]
DESCRIPTION fifteenth embodiment of the present invention will be described with reference to FIGS. 33 to 35.
33 to 35 is an explanatory view of a blower and an air conditioner.
In the present embodiment, an example of a home air conditioner (room air conditioners).

Figure 33 is a perspective view showing the air conditioner of the present embodiment.
As shown in FIG. 33, the air conditioner 3001 of the present embodiment includes an air conditioner main body 3002, a user M3 is equipped with a remote control 3003 for operating the air conditioner main body 3002, a. Air conditioner body 3002 is provided with a indoor unit 3004 and the outdoor unit 3005 is a so-called separate type. The indoor unit 3004, for example, is installed on the wall of the room. The outdoor unit 3005, a compressor is a general one having a condenser or the like, the description thereof is omitted. Air conditioner 3001 is provided with basically the cooling mode and heating mode, other, air blowing mode, may comprise a dry mode or the like.

Air conditioner 3001 of this embodiment, by releasing the indoor space topped with temperature illusion material described above into the air flow, it is possible to feel cool sensation than the actual temperature to the user M3 is in the cooling mode, in the heating mode it is possible to experience the warm warming than the actual temperature to the user M3. Hereinafter, in this specification, it referred to the former and sensation enhancement-mode, referred to the latter as warmth enhanced mode. That is, the air conditioner of the present embodiment, in addition to the normal cooling mode and the heating mode without releasing temperature illusion material, and a cooling sensation enhancement-mode and warmth enhanced mode.

Figure 34 is a cross-sectional view of the indoor unit 3004.
As shown in FIG. 34, the indoor unit 3004, a blower 3007, a heat exchanger 3008, and the signal receiver 3009, a controller 3010, and a housing 3011, a. It will be described later blower 3007. The heat exchanger 3008, performs heat exchange between the indoor air and the refrigerant. The heat exchanger 3008, since the conventional general heat exchanger is used, the description thereof is omitted. Signal receiver 3009 receives various signals transmitted from the remote controller 3003. Control unit 3010, in addition to the blower control unit 3012 to be described later, and controls the entire air conditioner includes a heat exchanger 3008. Inside the housing 3011, fans 3014 blower 3007, the components of the heat exchanger 3008 and the like are accommodated. Further, the lower portion of the housing 3011, air outlet 3011R for blowing air flow by the fan 3014 to the outside. Further, the upper portion of the housing 3011, inlet for sucking the indoor air into the housing 3011 (not shown) is provided, the filter 3026 is provided in the vicinity of the inlet.

Blower 3007, a fan 3014 (blower) Temperature illusion material discharge portion (discharge portion) 3016, a wind direction adjustment unit 3017, a motion sensor 3018, and includes room temperature sensor 3019, an air blowing control unit 3012, the there. Blower 3007 sends the air inside the housing 3011, or the air temperature illusion material is contained in the external space of the housing 3011. Hereinafter referred air temperature illusion material is contained between the temperature illusion material containing air.

Blower control unit 3012, to control the behavior of the fan 3014. Further, when controlling the behavior of the fan 3014, referring to the detection result of the motion sensors 3018 and room temperature sensor 3019.

Fan 3014, fetches the indoor air into the housing 3011, and then blowing the heat exchanger 3008 is thermally exchanged air or temperature illusion material-containing air to the outside. The fan 3014, for example, cross flow fan is used, without being particularly limited to the cross flow fan, it is possible to use a variety of fans. Inside the housing 3011, the air flow guide 3021 for making an air flow by regulating the air flow direction is provided.
Fan 3014 of this embodiment corresponds to the blower claims.

Wind direction adjustment unit 3017 adjusts the wind direction of the air flow consisting of air or temperature illusion material containing air. Wind direction adjustment unit 3017 is provided with a movable louver that changes the inclination angle by a drive mechanism including a motor or the like (not shown). In Figure 34, of the movable louver, but only the horizontal louvers 3022 to adjust the direction of air flow in the chamber in the vertical direction are shown, the movable louvers, a vertical louver for adjusting the direction of air flow in the horizontal direction of the chamber and a further. Movable louvers to during operation of the air conditioner 3001 may be configured not to operate, for example, a swing mode as wind direction mode, may be configured to reciprocate.

Motion sensors 3018 detects a position of the indoor user M3, for example, as in thermography, to detect the temperature of a specific part of the human body.
Motion sensors 3018 of the present embodiment corresponds to the skin temperature detecting unit in the claims.

Room sensor 3019 detects the environmental temperature of the room where the indoor unit 3004 is installed (indoor temperature).
The room temperature sensor 3019, for example, a temperature sensor generally made of a thermistor or the like is used. The motion sensors 3018 and room temperature sensor 3019 is installed at any position of the outer surface of the housing 3011. Position of the human sensor 3018 and room temperature sensor 3019 may be a position suitable for detecting the user's M3 and indoor temperature is not particularly limited.
Room sensor 3019 of the present embodiment corresponds to the environmental temperature detecting unit in the claims.

As shown in FIG. 34, the temperature illusion material emitting portion 3016 is a space between the fan 3014 and the horizontal louvers 3022 (wind direction adjusting unit 3017), in the vicinity of the outlet 3011R located at one end of the horizontal louvers 3022 It is provided. Temperature illusion material emitting unit 3016 emits temperature illusion material, by the inclusion of temperature illusion material sent air from the fan 3014, to generate a temperature illusion material containing air.

Figure 35 is a diagram showing an example of the temperature illusion material emitting portion 3016.
As shown in FIG. 35, the temperature illusion material emitting portion 3016 is opened and closed with the cartridge (reservoir) 3023 Temperature illusion material accommodating a dispersion S3, dispersed, and ultrasonic wave generator 3024, a lid 3023T cartridge 3023 It includes a cover opening and closing mechanism 3025 for the. Ultrasonic generator 3024, by applying ultrasonic vibration to the dispersion S3 via the cartridge 3023 is intended for generating the atomized dispersion S3. Cover opening and closing mechanism 3025 opens the lid 3023T cartridge 3023 when receiving a release start signal from the air blow control unit 3012, closing the lid 3023T cartridge 3023 when receiving a release stop signal from the blower control unit 3012.

In this embodiment, the temperature illusion material emitting unit 3016 includes a cartridge 3023, for example, a cartridge dispersion S3 in a cooling sensation-emphasizing is housed comprising a first temperature illusion material, the second temperature illusion material includes a cartridge dispersion S3 in a warming enhanced is housed, the. For example, as the first temperature illusion material, with those containing temperature illusion material for cooling sensation enhancement such as menthol, as the second temperature illusion material, those containing temperature illusion material for warming enhanced capsaicin etc. used.

Furthermore, each of the cartridges cartridge dispersion S3 in a cooling sensation-emphasizing is housed, dispersions S3 in a thermal sensation enhanced housed may be a plurality of types. However, when the air conditioner 3001 is provided with only one of the cooling sensation enhancement-mode and warming enhancement mode, a cooling sensation-emphasizing, if it has only one of the cartridge for enhanced warmth good.

At temperatures illusion material release portion 3016, when the lid 3023T cartridge 3023 is opened, atomized dispersion S3 is diffused above the cartridge 3023. Atomized dispersion S3 is contained in the air K3 sent from the fan 3014 is released into the room as the temperature illusion material containing air KS3. At this time, the blower control unit 3012 may adjust the amount of released emissions i.e. temperatures illusion material dispersion S3 in the temperature illusion material containing air KS3 by adjusting the opening degree of the lid 3023T (concentration) . Also, the release of the dispersion S3 is stopped when the lid 3023T cartridge 3023 is closed.

In such a configuration of an air conditioner 3001, the blower control unit 3012, and skin temperature detected by motion sensors 3018, and the response temperature of the microcapsules contained in the temperature illusion material used (LCST or UCST), based on the Te, it is preferable to control the release amount of temperature illusion material at temperatures illusion material emitting portion 3016.

That, LCST or graft 3112 of the skin temperature is the temperature illusion material 3100, is higher than the UCST of the core portion 3212 of temperature illusion material 3200, the release of temperature illusion material be temperature illusion material adheres to the skin is suppressed because, not the desired effect can be obtained. Therefore, a certain period of time until the skin temperature is an appropriate temperature in advance to stop the release of temperature illusion material, may for the first time, and begin the release of the temperature illusion material when the skin temperature is lowered to the proper.

Similarly, in the air conditioner 3001, the blower control unit 3012, based an indoor temperature detected by the room temperature sensor 3019, and microcapsules of the response temperature (LCST or UCST) included in the temperature illusion material used, the, it may control the release of temperature illusion material at temperatures illusion material emitting portion 3016.

That, LCST or graft 3112 of the room temperature is the temperature illusion material 3100, is higher than the UCST of the core portion 3212 of temperature illusion material 3200, the graft 3112 and the core portion 3212 until temperature illusion material reaches the skin phase change. Therefore, in such a room temperature, even when releasing temperature illusion material, since the emission temperature illusion material from a temperature illusion material adhered to the skin is inhibited, no desired effect can be obtained. Therefore, a certain period of time until the skin temperature is an appropriate temperature in advance to stop the release of temperature illusion material, may for the first time, and begin the release of the temperature illusion material when the skin temperature is lowered to the proper.

According to the configuration of the blower as described above, it is possible to properly release capable of reducing the temperature illusion material stimulation by temperature illusion material at a specific site of the human body.

Further, according to the above-described configuration of the air conditioner, to reduce the irritation caused by temperature illusion material at a specific site of the human body, a comfortable feeling can be obtained.

The temperature illusion material emitting unit 3016 may not necessarily be provided in the vicinity of the air outlet 3011R, it may be provided at any position in the flow path of the air delivered from the fan 3014.
However, in this embodiment, the temperature illusion material emitting portion 3016 is provided in the vicinity of the air outlet 3011R, it is disposed at a lower position of the indoor unit 3004. As a result, the user M3 is an effect is obtained that it is easy to exchange work of the cartridge 3023.

[Sixteenth Embodiment]
DESCRIPTION sixteenth embodiment of the present invention will be described with reference to FIG. 36. The basic structure of an air conditioner according to this embodiment is identical to the fifteenth embodiment, the overall configuration of an air conditioner including the outdoor unit is different from the fifteenth embodiment.

Figure 36 is a cross-sectional view of the air conditioner of the sixteenth embodiment. In the portion of the indoor unit shown in FIG. 36, the same reference numerals are given to same constituent elements as in FIG. 34 of the fifteenth embodiment, the description thereof is omitted.

In the air conditioner of the fifteenth embodiment, the temperature illusion material emitting unit was provided in the indoor unit.
In contrast, in the air conditioner 3041 of the sixteenth embodiment, the temperature illusion material emitting portion 3016 is provided in the outdoor unit 3043.

(Configuration of the outdoor unit)
As shown in FIG. 36, the outdoor unit 3043 is provided with a heat exchanger 3045, a compressor 3046, a fan 3047, a temperature illusion material emitting unit 3016, a temperature illusion material discharge fan 3048, a housing 3049, a It is provided. The heat exchanger 3045, a compressor 3046, a fan 3047, a temperature illusion material emitting portion 3016, and the temperature illusion material discharge fan 3048 is housed in the housing 3049. Temperature illusion material emitting unit 3016, similarly to the fifteenth embodiment, a cartridge having a lid opening and closing mechanism.

(Configuration of the indoor unit)
Configuration of the indoor unit 3042 is basically the same as the fifteenth embodiment. However, since the temperature illusion material emitting unit 3016 in the present embodiment is provided in the outdoor unit 3043, that the temperature illusion material emitting portion 3016 is not provided in the indoor unit 3042 is different from the fifteenth embodiment.

(The configuration of the piping system)
Air conditioner 3041, a refrigerant pipe 3051 which circulates the coolant between the indoor unit 3042 and the outdoor unit 3043, a temperature illusion material release for supplying atomized dispersion S3 including a temperature illusion material chamber is provided with a pipe 3052, the. Similar to the fifteenth embodiment, the mist of the dispersion S3 is included temperature illusion material.

Inlet end 3052i temperature illusion material discharge pipe 3052 is connected to a temperature illusion material emitting portion 3016, the outlet side end portion 3052o are disposed near the outlet 3011R of the indoor unit 3042. Of Temperature illusion material discharge pipe 3052, a portion closer to the outlet end 3052o is to be in contact with the heat exchanger 3008 is Torimawasa inside the housing 3011. Temperature illusion material discharge fan 3048 is provided in the middle of the temperature illusion material discharge pipe 3052 located inside the housing 3049.

In order to realize a configuration of an air conditioner 3041 of this embodiment is generally of the air conditioner in the temperature illusion material discharge pipe 3052 may be newly added with only refrigerant pipe 3051. Or, for example, in the case of applying the present embodiment to an air conditioner having a free water humidifying function, it is possible to use existing pipe such as a humidified air supply pipe. The atomized dispersion S3 may be configured to emit through this kind of an existing pipe.

When the lid of the cartridge 3023 3023T is opened by the operation of the cover opening and closing mechanism 3025, atomized dispersion S3, occurring at temperatures illusion material emitting portion 3016 is suspended in space temperature illusion material emitting portion 3016. By temperature illusion material discharge fan 3048 is rotated in this state, the temperature illusion material-containing air KS3 is blown toward the indoor unit 3042 via the temperature illusion material discharge pipe 3052. Temperature illusion material containing air KS3 is when it is released from the outlet end 3052o temperature illusion material discharge pipe 3052, joins the air flow created by fan 3014 of the indoor unit 3042, released from outlet 3011R into the room It is.

If the air conditioner 3041 is operated in a cooling mode, liquid refrigerant is supplied through the refrigerant pipe 3051, the high temperature of the room sucked inside the indoor unit 3042 of the air and cold refrigerant performs a heat exchange , the refrigerant becomes evaporated to gaseous form, it is sent to the outdoor unit 3049 through a refrigerant pipe 3051. Meanwhile, the air temperature by the heat exchange is lowered, it is blown out into the room as cool air from the air outlet 3011R of the indoor unit 3042. In this embodiment, since the temperature illusion material discharge pipe 3052 is in contact with the heat exchanger 3008, heat is exchanged also between the temperature illusion material containing air KS3 and refrigerant. Thereby, atomized dispersion S3 is cooled to a temperature lower than a predetermined environmental temperature at the time before it is released into the room.

Or, if the air conditioner 3041 is operated in the heating mode, the gaseous refrigerant is supplied through the refrigerant pipe 3051, and heat exchanger cold air and high-temperature refrigerant in the room sucked inside the indoor unit 3042 was carried out, the refrigerant is condensed into a liquid form is sent to the outdoor unit 3049 through a refrigerant pipe 3051. Meanwhile, the air temperature by the heat exchanger rises, it is blown out from the air outlet 3011R of the indoor unit 3042 into the room as warm air. In this embodiment, since the temperature illusion material discharge pipe 3052 is in contact with the heat exchanger 3008, heat is exchanged also between the temperature illusion material containing air KS3 and refrigerant. Thereby, atomized dispersion S3 is warmed to a higher temperature than previously environmental temperature at the time before it is released into the room.

In this embodiment, similarly to the fifteenth embodiment, the position of each part of the user M3 by motion sensors 3018 is detected, the blower control unit 3012 controls the wind direction adjustment unit 3017, the head of the user M3 airflow temperature illusion material containing air KS3 is sent towards a region excluding. Other operations are the same as the fifteenth embodiment.

Also in the sixteenth embodiment, to reduce the irritation caused by temperature illusion material at a specific site of the human body, a comfortable feeling is obtained, the same effect as the fifteenth embodiment that can be obtained.

In the fifteenth embodiment, since the temperature illusion material emitting portion 3016 is not provided in the indoor unit 3004, when the indoor unit 3004 is installed at a high position, when the user M3 is difficult to exchange work of the cartridge 3023 is there. Especially when the indoor unit 3004 forms embedded in the ceiling of the air conditioner, this problem is remarkable. In that respect, the air conditioner 3041 of the sixteenth embodiment, the temperature illusion material emitting portion 3016 is provided in the outdoor unit 3043, because it is in low position, an effect that the user M3 is likely to perform replacement of the cartridge 3023 is obtained It is.

Further, in this embodiment, in the cooling mode, atomized dispersion S3 are cooled to a temperature lower than a predetermined environmental temperature before being released into the room, the heating mode, atomized dispersion S3 are the indoor It is warmed to a temperature higher than the pre-environment temperature before being released to. Thus, it is possible to enhance the cooling sensation or warming the user M3 is obtained. In addition, it is possible to user M3 is to shorten the time until you feel a cold or warming sensation.

[Seventeenth Embodiment]
DESCRIPTION seventeenth embodiment of the present invention will be described with reference to FIG. 37. In this embodiment, examples of the blowing device according to an embodiment of the present invention is applied to a hand dryer.
Figure 37 is a schematic view of the hand dryer of the seventeenth embodiment.

As shown in FIG. 37, hand dryers 3061, the blower 3062 includes a housing 3063 for housing a blower 3062, the. Blower 3062, a fan 3064 (blower), and the temperature illusion material release portion 3065, a wind direction adjustment unit 3066, a motion sensor 3067 (human body detection unit), coldness / warmth enhanced switch 3068 and (operation unit) , and a blower control unit 3069, the. Blower 3062 of the present embodiment selectively blowing temperature illusion material containing air KS3 toward a particular position of the user's body (around the wrist).

The central portion of the housing 3063, the recess 3063h is provided. The user, by insert his hand H3 in the recess 3063H, it is possible to dry the hands H3 by airflow automatically blown out. The housing 3063, an upper outlet 3063t and the lower outlet 3063b for blowing airflow toward the recess 3063h is provided. In addition, the housing 3063, inlet for sucking the air (not shown) is provided in the housing 3063. Blower 3062 sends an internal air K3 or temperature illusion material containing air KS3 of the housing 3063 in the recess 3063H.

Fan 3064, by which it is rotated by a motor (not shown) sucks the room air inside the housing 3063, and then blowing the air inside K3 or temperature illusion material containing air KS3 of the housing 3063 to the outside . The fan 3064 may use various types of fans.

Wind direction adjustment unit 3066 adjusts the wind direction of the air K3 blown from the lower outlet 3063B. By the action of the wind direction adjustment unit 3066, the air K3 is blown with a certain spread from the lower outlet 3063B.

Human sensor 3067 detects that the fingertip of the user reaches a certain deep position of the recess 3063h. As motion sensors 3067 may be, for example, an optical sensor, an infrared sensor, or the like. Motion sensors 3067, as can detect the position of the fingertip when the hand and H3 were placed to a certain depth of the recess 3063H, are provided from the bottom surface of the recess 3063H to the position of the appropriate height. Motion sensors 3067 determines emission start / stop of atomized dispersion S3. Mist sensor for determining the release start / stop of the air K3 containing no dispersion S3 (not shown), apart from the motion sensors 3067, it is provided on the upper side of the recess 3063H.

Temperature illusion material emitting portion 3065 is provided in the vicinity of the upper outlet 3063t inside the housing 3063. Top discharge portion 3063t is generally provided on the vicinity of the wrist position when it reaches the user's fingertip in the detection position of the motion sensor 3067. Configuration of Temperature illusion material emitting unit 3065 is the same as the fifteenth embodiment. Temperature illusion material emitting unit 3065 includes a cartridge, the cover opening and closing mechanism for opening and closing the lid of the cartridge, the. Similar to the fifteenth embodiment, the temperature illusion material emitting unit 3065 may be further provided with a heater or the like to promote sublimation of atomized dispersion S3.

Sensation / warming enhancement switch 3068 is a switch for a user to instruct start / stop of discharge of the atomized dispersion S3. Sensation / warming enhancement switch 3068, the user of the upper surface of the housing 3063 is installed at any location that can be operated.

Blower control unit 3069 transmits a drive signal for rotating the fan 3064 when the sensor (not shown) that hand H3 of the user has entered the recess 3063h detects the motor. Further, the blower control unit 3069 opens the cartridge cover when receiving a release start signal coldness / warmth enhanced switch 3068 from a temperature illusion material underwent release stop signal from the cooling sensation / warming enhanced switch 3068 to close the lid of the cartridge case, to transmit the driving signal to the lid opening and closing mechanism.

Hand dryer 3061 of the present embodiment includes a cooling sensation / warming enhancement switch 3068 has a function the user can feel coolness or warmth when drying hands H3. Switching between use / non-use of this function is performed by the cooling sensation / warming enhanced switch 3068. The cooling sensation / warming enhancement switch 3068 is off, the air K3 ambient temperature without the atomized dispersion S3 is blown into the recess 3063H, the user can dry the normal hand H3.

On the other hand, for example when the user feels hot, the user the sensation / warming enhance switch 3068 is turned on, select a sensation enhanced mode. At this time, the air flow of the air K3 without the atomized dispersion S3 is blown from the lower outlet 3063B, strikes towards the tip of the hand H3. At the same time, the atomized dispersion S3 in a sensation enhancement is released from the cartridge by a command of the blower control unit 3069. Thus, the airflow temperature illusion material containing air KS3 is blown from the upper outlet 3063T, strikes in the vicinity of the wrist. The user, while feeling cool by airflow temperature illusion material-containing air KS3 for sensation enhancing striking the vicinity of the wrist, it is possible to dry the whole hand H3.

On the other hand, when the user feels the cold, the user the sensation / warming enhance switch 3068 is turned on, it may be selected warming enhancement mode. Thus, the user, while feeling warmth by airflow temperature illusion material-containing air KS3 for warming enhanced striking the vicinity of the wrist, it is possible to dry the whole hand H3.

Hand dryer 3061 of the present embodiment is because it is equipped with a cooling sensation / warming enhancement mode, while feeling the coolness and warmth, it is possible to dry the comfortable hand H3. Also, after use of the hand dryer 3061, the user fingertip, palm, etc. back of the hand, the eye in the previous part of the hand, it is highly likely touching the like mouth, the previous part of the hand if the temperature illusion material containing air there is a requirement that you do not want to blow KS3. That point, the hand dryer 3061 of the present embodiment, since the temperature illusion material containing air KS3 are selectively blown toward the wrist side, eyes user for subsequent hand dryer 3061, touch and mouth, stimulation Ya it is possible to reduce the risk to feel the pain.

In the hand dryer 3061 of the present embodiment, even when the user has moved up and down in order to dry the hands H3 in the recess 3063H, mist only when the human sensor 3067 detects the fingertip for releasing the dispersion S3, fingertip, palm, possibly atomized dispersion S3 touches a back of the hand less.

Also, hand dryers 3061 of the present embodiment, since the blood vessels emit intensive atomized dispersion S3, toward the wrist located near the skin surface, the user more sensitive the cooling sensation or warming sensation it is possible to feel.

Also, hand dryers 3061 dispersion S3 of the mist is in the configuration that is released when the human sensor 3067 detects a fingertip. Therefore, if the user does not have a magnitude above a certain hand, the motion sensors 3067 can not detect the fingertip, atomized dispersion S3 is not released. Therefore, even if the cooling sensation / warming enhancement switch 3068 is ON state, when the hand is small child using a hand dryer 3061, although it is drying hands, atomized dispersion S3 are not released. Therefore, stimulation of atomized dispersion S3 is undesirably child is safe to use.

Hand dryer 3061 of this embodiment has been equipped with only one motion sensors 3067 may include a plurality of motion sensors 3067 in the depth direction of the recess 3063H. Thus, it is possible to be accurately detecting the size of the user's hand can be accurately determined whether to release the atomized dispersion S3.

Further, as the cooling sensation / warming enhancement switch may switch is used as a viewing on state when pressed. Thus, it is possible to adopt a configuration in which atomized dispersion S3 only to people who want to use cooling sensation / warming enhanced mode actively is released.

Further, instead of the configuration of the above embodiment with a cooling sensation / warming enhancement switch 3068 detects the skin temperature of the hand motion sensors, a configuration in which suitable type of atomized dispersion S3 is released it may be. For example, atomized dispersion S3 skin temperature comprises automatically temperature illusion material for cooling sensation enhanced when equal to or greater than a predetermined threshold is released, automatically when the skin temperature is below a predetermined threshold it may be configured to atomized dispersion S3 including a temperature illusion material for enhancing warming sensation is released.

According to the hand dryer configured as described above, to reduce the irritation caused by temperature illusion material at a specific site of the human body, a comfortable feeling can be obtained.

Having described the preferred embodiments according to the present invention with reference to the accompanying drawings, it goes without saying that the present invention is not limited to the embodiment. The shapes and combinations of the components described in the embodiments are merely examples, and various modifications are possible based on design requirements without departing from the scope of the present invention.

For example, in the above embodiment, an example of an air conditioner and hand dryers household as appliance having a blower of the present invention, the blowing device according to an aspect of the present invention, a home air conditioner and It is not limited to the hand dryer, commercial air conditioner, air cleaner, electric fan, can also be employed in electric appliances such as a heater.

Some aspects of the invention, appliances provided with a blower for sending towards the air flow to the human body, for example an air conditioner, hand dryers, air purifiers, it is possible to use fans, the electric appliances such as a heater .

1001,1041 ... air conditioner, 1007,1035,1062 ... blower, 1012,1069 ... blower control unit, 1014,1064 ... fan (blower), 1016,1016A, 1016B, 1065 ... temperature illusion substance release unit, 1017, 1066 ... wind direction adjusting unit, 1018,1067 ... human sensor (human body detection unit, skin temperature detector), 1036,1068 ... coldness / warmth-enhancing switch (operation unit), 2001 ... air conditioner, 2007,2035, 2045 ... blower, 2012 ... blower control unit, 2014 ... fan (blower), 2015,2046,2065 ... agonist-emitting portion, 2016,2047,2075 ... antagonist-emitting portion, 2017 ... wind direction adjusting unit, 2018 ... motion sensors ( human body detection unit, skin temperature detector), 2019 ... room sensor Environmental temperature detecting unit), 3001 ... air conditioner, 3007 ... blower, 3008 ... heat exchanger, 3010 ... control unit, 3012 ... blower control unit, 3016 ... temperature illusion material release portion (releasing portion), 3023 ... cartridge ( reservoir), 3024 ... ultrasonic generator, 3100,3100A, 3100B, 3200,3200A, 3200B ... temperature illusion material, 3150,3250 ... temperature illusion substances, 3110,3210 ... microcapsules, 3111,3211 ... shell portion, 3112 ... grafts, K3 ... air, KS3 ... temperature illusion material containing air, M3 ... user, S3 ... dispersion

Claims (34)

  1. A blower,
    The air delivered from the blower is contained temperature illusion material, to generate a temperature illusion material containing air, and the temperature illusion substance release unit that releases,
    Blower device comprising a.
  2. A wind direction adjustment unit for adjusting a wind direction of the air or gas stream consisting of the temperature illusion material containing air,
    When blowing air to the living space of the user the temperature illusion material containing air, depending on the position where the user is present, the temperature illusion substance content towards the particular position, including at least a portion of the body of the user to selectively blow air, and a blower control unit for controlling the wind direction adjustment unit,
    Blower apparatus of claim 1, further comprising a.
  3. Further comprising a human body detection unit that detects a part of the human body of the user,
    The blowing control unit, based on the human body detection portion of the detection result, towards the site except for some of the human body so as to blow the temperature illusion material containing air, to control the wind direction adjustment unit, according to claim blower device according to 2.
  4. Some of the human body is the head, blowing device according to claim 3.
  5. Further comprising an operation section for the user to instruct the delivery of the temperature illusion material containing air,
    The blowing control unit based on the instruction signal from the operation unit, so as to blow the temperature illusion substance-containing air toward the user, to control the wind direction adjustment unit, the blower according to claim 2 apparatus.
  6. The user, who is an operator who operates the operation section, the blowing device according to claim 5.
  7. The blowing control unit, the said temperature illusion material toward the position of the user blows the air that is contained in the relatively high concentration, the temperature illusion material toward the periphery of the user is relatively as the air is contained in a low concentration or the temperature illusion material, it is blown the air not contained, controls the temperature illusion substance release unit, blower according to claim 2.
  8. The blowing control unit, so as to blow the temperature illusion substance-containing air when it is detected that the user is present in a particular region, to control the temperature illusion substance release unit, according to claim 2 blowing device as claimed in.
  9. Further comprising a skin temperature detector for detecting the skin temperature of the user,
    The blowing control unit based on the detection result of the skin temperature detecting unit, at least one of emission of the temperature illusion material in the temperature illusion substance-containing air of the wind direction, and the temperature illusion agent release portion in the wind direction adjustment unit controlling the blower device according to claim 2.
  10. The blowing control unit, the so skin temperature to blow the temperature illusion substance-containing air during a period that varies from a first temperature to a second temperature, controlling the temperature illusion agent release unit, to claim 9 blower described.
  11. The blowing control unit, so as to blow the temperature illusion substance-containing air from the power-on time to a predetermined time period, controlling the temperature illusion substance release unit, blower according to claim 2.
  12. The temperature illusion substance release unit,
    And agonists emission portion agonist to the release with respect to temperature stimulus receptors in vivo, to contain the agonist air delivered from the air blower,
    And antagonists emission portion antagonists to thermal stimulation receptors in vivo release, is contained the antagonist to the air sent from the blower,
    Equipped with a,
    Said blower,
    Blowing period of the air, so as to include a first period for blowing agonist-containing air the agonist is contained, and a second period for blowing antagonist-containing air the antagonist is contained, wherein the agonist emitting portion and blowing device according to claim 1, further comprising a blower control unit for controlling said antagonist release portion.
  13. Wherein the first period and the second period overlaps in time, the blowing device according to claim 12.
  14. Wherein the first period and the second period are shifted in time, the blowing device according to claim 12.
  15. A human body detection unit that detects a part of the human body of the user,
    Further and an airflow-direction adjustment unit for adjusting a wind direction of the agonist-containing air and the antagonist-containing air,
    The blowing control unit, based on the human body detection portion of the detection result, the towards the site excluding the head of the user blows the agonist-containing air, wherein the antagonist-containing air toward a region including the head to blow, to control the wind direction adjustment unit, the blowing device according to claim 12.
  16. Further comprising a skin temperature detector for detecting the skin temperature of the user,
    The blowing control unit based on the detection result of the skin temperature detecting unit, to change the type of the agonist and the antagonist release, controls the agonist emitting portion and the antagonist release unit, according to claim 15 blower.
  17. Further comprising an environmental temperature detecting unit for detecting the environmental temperature,
    The blowing control unit, based on the environmental temperature detecting unit or the skin temperature detecting portion of the detection result, to alter the type of the agonist and the antagonist release, controls the agonist emitting portion and the antagonist release portion , blower according to claim 16.
  18. The temperature illusion substance release unit,
    Releasing microcapsules encapsulating the temperature illusion substances which influence the activity and sensible temperature to a temperature stimulus receptors of the human body,
    The microcapsules may have a thermally responsive, blower according to claim 1 for changing the discharge amount of the temperature illusion material bordering a predetermined response temperature.
  19. The temperature illusion substance release portion includes a reservoir for storing the dispersion liquid containing the temperature illusion material,
    Blower according to claim 18 having an ultrasonic generator which gives ultrasonic vibration to the dispersion.
  20. A blowing control unit which controls the behavior of the blower,
    Further comprising a skin temperature detector for detecting the skin temperature of the user, a
    Claim the blower control unit, the detection result of the skin temperature detector, and the response temperature of the microcapsules contained in the temperature illusion material, based on the, to control the release amount of the temperature illusion material in the emitting region blower device according to 18.
  21. A blowing control unit which controls the behavior of the blower,
    Further comprising a environmental temperature detecting unit for detecting the environmental temperature of the use environment, the,
    The blowing control unit includes: the environmental temperature detecting part of the detection result, the response temperature of the microcapsules contained in the temperature illusion material, based on the control of the release of the temperature illusion material in the temperature illusion substance release portion blower of claim 18.
  22. And blowing device according to claim 2, comprising a heat exchanger, the air conditioner.
  23. And blowing device according to claim 12, comprising a heat exchanger, the air conditioner.
  24. The blowing control unit, in the cooling mode, the said agonist for at least one of the temperature stimulation is a receptor TRPM8 and TRPA1 released, to release the antagonist to at least one of said temperature stimulation is a receptor TRPV1 and TRPV3 to, to control the agonist emitting portion and the antagonist release unit, an air conditioner according to claim 23.
  25. The temperature of the agonist before releasing the agonist further comprising a temperature adjustment unit that adjusts a temperature lower than the environmental temperature, the air conditioner according to claim 24.
  26. The blowing control unit, in the heating mode, the said agonist for at least one of the temperature stimulation is a receptor TRPV1 and TRPV3 released, to release the antagonist to at least one of said temperature stimulation is a receptor TRPM8 and TRPA1 to, to control the agonist emitting portion and the antagonist release unit, an air conditioner according to claim 23.
  27. The temperature of the agonist before releasing the agonist further comprising a temperature adjustment unit that adjusts a temperature higher than the environmental temperature, the air conditioner according to claim 26.
  28. And blowing device according to claim 18, comprising a heat exchanger, the air conditioner.
  29. Temperature illusion substances which influence the sensible temperature acts on thermal stimulation receptor of the human body,
    And a micro-encapsulating the temperature illusion material,
    The microcapsules may have a thermally responsive, temperature illusion material that changes emission of the temperature illusion material bordering a predetermined response temperature.
  30. The microcapsules are said temperature illusion material permeable shell section with encloses the temperature illusion material,
    Anda graft portion a polymer chain having attached heat responsive to an outer periphery of the shell portion,
    The graft portion, the temperature illusion material of claim 29 having a lower critical solution temperature of the response temperature.
  31. The lower critical solution temperature is higher than human skin temperature, temperature illusion material according to claim 30 which is a temperature lower than the ocular surface temperature.
  32. The microcapsules are said temperature illusion material permeable shell section with encloses the temperature illusion material,
    Is contained in the shell portion has a gel-like core portion having a heat responsiveness, a,
    The temperature illusion material is impregnated into the core portion,
    The core portion, the temperature illusion material of claim 29 having an upper critical solution temperature as the response temperature.
  33. The upper critical solution temperature is higher than human skin temperature, temperature illusion material according to claim 32 which is a temperature lower than the ocular surface temperature.
  34. Temperature illusion material according to claim 29 material for forming the shell portion is biodegradable resin.
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